dissolution: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dis"u-l'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or process of resolving or dissolving into parts or elements.
  2. the resulting state.
  3. the undoing or breaking of a bond, tie, union, partnership, etc.
  4. the breaking up of an assembly or organization; dismissal; dispersal.
  5. an order issued by the head of a state terminating a parliament and necessitating a new election.
  6. death; decease.
  7. a bringing or coming to an end; disintegration; decay; termination.
  8. legal termination, esp. of business activity, with the final distribution of assets, the fixing of liabilities, etc.
  9. the process by which a solid, gas, or liquid is dispersed homogeneously in a gas, solid, or, esp., a liquid.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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