Simple Definition of dissolution
: the act of officially ending a marriage, organization, agreement, etc.
: the process of making something slowly end or disappear
Full Definition of dissolution
1 : the act or process of dissolving: as a : separation into component parts b (1) : decay, disintegration (2) : death c : termination or destruction by breaking down, disrupting, or dispersing <the dissolution of the republic> d : the dissolving of an assembly or organization e : liquefaction
2 : a dissolute act or practice
Examples of dissolution in a sentence
the dissolution of the marriage
the dissolution of old beliefs
The treatment is used for the dissolution of kidney stones.
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Rhymes with dissolution
absolution, allocution, attribution, comminution, consecution, constitution, contribution, convolution, destitution, distribution, elocution, evolution, execution, exsolution, institution, involution, persecution, prosecution, prostitution, resolution, restitution, retribution, revolution, Rosicrucian, substitution
Legal Definition of dissolution
: 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
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