• The state of an insolvent individual or business in bankruptcy proceedings when the court appoints a person to take charge of all legally relevant assets in order to preserve them for sale and distribution to creditors.

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1Oregon Secretary of State Archives Division, Oregon Historical County Records Guide: Glossary of Terms, http://­­archives/­county/­cpglossary.html (last accessed May 27, 2009).