ex·tin·guish vt1: to cause the nonexistence of: do away with2: to cause (as a claim or right) to be void: nullify3: to get rid of (a debt or other liability) by payment or other compensatory adjustmentex·tin·guish·able adjex·tin·guish·ment n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
abolish, abort, annihilate, annul, assassinate, blot out, bring to an end, butcher, cancel, choke, crush, cut out, deaden, deal destruction, demolish, deracinate, destroy, devastate, dismantle, dispel, dispense with, do away with, drown out, efface, end, eradicate, erase, expunge, exterminate, extinguere, extirpate, finish off, hold down, keep down, kill, kill by suffocation, lay waste to, liquidate, murder, nullify, obliterate, put an end to, put out, put to death, quash, quell, quench, raze, reduce to nothing, repress, restinguere, ruin, shatter, slaughter, slay, smother, squash, squelch, stifle, strangle, subdue, suffocate, suppress, terminate, wipe out
associated concepts: extinguish a debt, extinguish a legacy, extinguish a right
- Resoluto jure concedentis resolvitur jus concessum. — When the right of the grantor is extinguished the right granted is extinguished.- Extincto subjecto, tollitur adjunctum. — When the substance is extinguished, the incident ceases.II index abolish, annul, cancel, cease, destroy (efface), destroy (void), disappear, eradicate, expunge, extirpate, inhibit, kill (defeat), obliterate, quash, stifle, strangle, subvert, suppress
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To end; to cancel; to void a right; to quench or put out, as a fire.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.