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Receivership

RECEIVERSHIP

A court order whereby all the property subject to dispute in a legal action is placed under the dominion and control of an independent person known as a receiver.

Receivership is an extraordinary remedy, the purpose of which is to preserve property during the time needed to prosecute a lawsuit, if a danger is present that such property will be dissipated or removed from the jurisdiction of the court if a receiver is not appointed. Receivership takes place through a court order and is utilized only in exceptional circumstances and with or without the consent of the owner of the property.

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receivership

re·ceiv·er·ship / riˈsēvərˌship/ • n. the state of being dealt with by an official receiver: the company went into receivership last week.

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