Define: Winding-Up Petition

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Definition: Winding-Up Petition

Quick Summary of Winding-Up Petition

A winding up petition (WUP) is a legal action taken by a creditor or creditors against a company that owes them money (although others can also petition).

What is the dictionary definition of Winding-Up Petition?

Dictionary Definition

In the UK, a winding-up petition is a documented presented to the court pursuing an order with the intent of a company being placed into compulsory liquidation.


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Winding-Up Petition. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: April 03, 2020).
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Winding-Up Petition are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 29th January 2019.