Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

An officer of the court and civil servant who deals with bankruptcies (bankruptcy) and compulsory company liquidations. He has various functions such as:
• After a petition for an insolvency order has been presented, the court may appoint him as interim receiver or provisional liquidator.
• He becomes receiver and manager when the court makes a bankruptcy order against an individual and becomes the first liquidator when the court makes a winding up order against a company.
• He investigates the conduct of bankrupts and directors.
For further information, see the Insolvency Service website: .
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    either; in the alternative. It is often vital to distinguish between "or" and "and." Example: Title to the Cadillac written "Mary or Bill Davidson" means either one could transfer the car, but if written "Mary and Bill Davidson," both must sign to change title.

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