dis·so·lu·tion /ˌdi-sə-'lü-shən/ n: the act or process of ending: as
a: the termination of an organized body (as a court)
b: the ending of a partnership relationship caused by the withdrawal of one of the partners from the relationship
c: the termination of a corporation
involuntary dissolution: dissolution of a corporation by a court in response to a shareholder petition based on statutorily prescribed grounds
voluntary dissolution: dissolution of a corporation upon the initiative of the directors and with approval of a certain percentage of the shareholders
d: the termination of an injunction or stay by court order
e: the termination of a marriage by divorce

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (disintegration) noun adulteration, atomization, atrophy, breaking up, corrosion, corruption, crumbling, decay, decomposition, demolition, deterioration, dilapidation, disassembly, disbanding, dismantlement, disorganization, dispersal, disruption, dissipation, erosion, rotting, separation, spoilage, spoliation, undoing II (termination) noun abolishment, abolition, abrogation, annihilation, annulment, breaking up, cancellation, cancelling, cessation, close, closing, completion, conclusion, death, defeasance, demise, destruction, discontinuance, dismissal, dissolutio, disuse, effacement, elimination, end, ending, eradication, erasure, expiration, expunction, extinction, extinguishment, extirpation, finis, finish, invalidation, liquidation, nullification, obliteration, overthrow, prorogation, repeal, rescission, revocation, revokement, ruin, ruination, suppression, voidance associated concepts: corporate dissolution, de facto dissolution, de jure dissolution, dissolution of marriage, dissolution of partnership, dissolution proceeding foreign phrases:
- Nihil tarn naturale est, quam eo genere quldque dlssolvere quo colligatum est — Nothing is so natural as to dissolve anything in the way in which it was made binding
- Nihil tarn conveniens est naturali aequltatl quam unumquodque dlssolvl eo ligamine quo ligatum est — Nothing is so agreeable to natural equity as that a thing should be dissolved by the same means by which it was bound.
- Nihil est magis rationi consentaneum quam eodem modo quodque dissolvere quo conflatum est — Nothing is more consonant to reason than that a thing should be dissolved in the same way in which it was created.
III index abatement (extinguishment), abolition, ademption, annulment, cancellation, cessation (termination), debacle, decentralization, decline, defeasance, denouement, destruction, disassociation, discharge (annulment), end (termination), erosion, expense (sacrifice), expiration, extremity (death), interruption, rescision, separation, spoilage, wear and tear

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

The act of terminating something, such as a business, partnership, or contract; the termination of a corporation’s legal existence; the ending of a marriage.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

The process of dissolving (ending) a marriage or a business. (See also: divorce, dissolution of corporation)
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody

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

The termination of the existence of a business entity (whether a corporation, limited liability company or partnership). Dissolution is governed by statute in most jurisdictions and can be voluntary or involuntary.
See also

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

n. The termination, cessation, or winding up of a legal entity such as a corporation or partnership; the consensual or judicially ordered undoing of a contract by placing the parties back into the positions they held before entering into it; the termination of a marriage.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

Act or process of dissolving; termination; winding up. In this sense it is frequently used in the phrase dissolution of a partnership.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

Act or process of dissolving; termination; winding up. In this sense it is frequently used in the phrase dissolution of a partnership.
II The termination; process of dissolving or winding up something.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   modern, gentler sounding, term for divorce, officially used in California since 1970 and symbolic of the no-fault, non-confrontational approach to dissolving a marriage.
   See also: divorce

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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