closing

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noun clos·ing \ ˈklō-ziŋ \

Definition of closing

1 :a concluding part (as of a speech)
2 :a closable gap (as in an article of clothing)
3 :a meeting of parties to a real-estate deal for formally transferring title

Examples of closing in a Sentence

  1. the closing of the local school

  2. We met with our lawyer before the closing on our new house.

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First Known Use of closing

1596



CLOSING Defined for English Language Learners

closing

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Definition of closing for English Language Learners

  • : a situation or occurrence in which a business or organization shuts down and stops its operations

  • : the last part of a letter or speech

  • : a meeting in which the owners of a house formally give ownership of the house to other people


Law Dictionary

closing

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noun clos·ing \ ˈklō-ziŋ \

legal Definition of closing

:the fulfillment or performance of a contract especially for the sale of real estate; also :a meeting at which the closing of a contract takes place
  • represented us at the closing
Note: At the closing for the completion of the sale of real property, the purchase price is paid and title is transferred to the purchaser or mortgagor.


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