dissolution


dissolution
dissolution late 14c., "separation into parts," also "frivolity, moral laxness, dissolute living," from O.Fr. dissolution (12c.) and directly from L. dissolutionem (nom. dissolutio) "a dissolving, destroying, interruption, dissolution," noun of action from pp. stem of dissolvere (see DISSOLVE (Cf. dissolve)).

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  • Dissolution — or dissolve may refer to: Dissolution (law), in law, means to end a legal entity or agreement such as a marriage, adoption, or corporation Dissolution (chemistry), or solvation, in chemistry, the process of dissolving a solid substance into a… …   Wikipedia

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  • dissolution — The act of ending, terminating or winding up of a company or state of affairs. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • dissolution — Dissolution, f. acut. Dissolutio morum bonorum contaminatio, voyez Dissouldre …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • dissolution — ► NOUN 1) the formal closing down or ending of an assembly, official body, or agreement. 2) the action or process of dissolving. 3) disintegration; decomposition. 4) debauched living; dissipation …   English terms dictionary