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English definition of “trustee in bankruptcy”

trustee in bankruptcy

noun [C]
 
 
( also assignee in bankruptcy, also bankruptcy trustee) LAW
an expert chosen by a court to deal with the assets of a bankrupt person or business, pay their debts, and check on their actions, for example, that they are not hiding assets: When you went bankrupt, all your assets became the property of your trustee in bankruptcy.
→  Compare administrator , insolvency practitioner , receiver
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