Definition of dissolution
1 : the act or process of dissolving: such asa : separation into component partsb (1) : decay, disintegration (2) : death grew convinced of his friend's approaching dissolution — Elinor Wyliec : termination or destruction by breaking down, disrupting, or dispersing the dissolution of the republic their marriage's dissolutiond : the dissolving of an assembly or organization the dissolution of the legislaturee chemistry : liquefaction the dissolution of ice
2 : a dissolute or indulgent 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.
Recent Examples of dissolution from the Web
According to the dissolution document, Hupp and the nonprofit’s other two directors — Bill Connors, president and CEO of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, and Bill Shawver of Idaho Power — voted Feb. 10 to disband the fledgling corporation.
The complaints were not quite the supernova that followed the dissolution of the Fyre Festival, when planeloads of millennials arrived to find a ramshackle site that was far from the luxurious beach paradise they had been sold.
Waad’s dissolution comes a week after five people died in a police raid on the hometown of a prominent Shiite cleric who was stripped of his nationality and faces possible deportation.
The group’s dissolution comes a week after five people died in a police raid on the hometown of a prominent Shiite cleric.
The odd man out is bassist Mikey Way (Gerard's brother), who, right after MCR’s dissolution, actually seemed to be the the most active musician.
The dissolution in talks also highlights another important fact.
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Did You Know?
Dissolution is the noun form of dissolve, but it's a much less common word. Still, we refer to the fact that the dissolution of American marriages became far more common in the later 20th century. Or that when India won its independence in 1948, the dissolution of the once-global British empire was all but complete. Or that factors such as crime and drugs might be contributing to the dissolution of contemporary society's moral fabric. A dissolute person is someone in whom all restraint has dissolved, and who now indulges in behavior that shocks decent people.
Origin and Etymology of dissolution
First Known Use: 14th century
DISSOLUTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dissolution for English Language Learners
: the act of officially ending a marriage, organization, agreement, etc.
: the process of making something slowly end or disappear
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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