sub·di·vi·sion /'səb-də-ˌvi-zhən/ n
1: an act or instance of subdividing
obtain approval of his subdivision of the land
2: a tract of land subdivided into lots
to provide streets and sewers for the subdivision
3: a part made by subdividing
as prescribed in subdivision one of this section

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

I noun bisection, categorization, category, class, classification, compartment, component, division, fraction, fragment, group, grouping, pars, part, partition, section, sector, segment, separation, subcategory, subclass, subgroup, subheading associated concepts: political subdivision, subdivision of a statute II index affiliate, chapter (branch), chapter (division), class, component, constituent (part), decentralization, denomination, department, detail, dichotomy, lot, member (constituent part), offshoot, organ, part (portion), province, section (division), segment, split, subheading

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

For various reasons a company may wish to consolidate its share capital by combining shares into units, for example consolidating 10p shares into ₤1 shares by combining each set of ten 10p shares held by the shareholder into one ₤1 share. This only works if the mathematics are right; you cannot be left with fractions. Subdivision is the opposite process. In each case, under the Companies Act 1985, the change is carried out by ordinary resolution and details must be filed at the Companies Registry.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.

n. A reduction in area of a piece of land by dividing it up into two or more smaller parcels.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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