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
the closing of the local school
We met with our lawyer before the closing on our new house.
First Known Use of closing
CLOSING Defined for English Language Learners
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
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
Additional Notes on closing
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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