Extinguishment
Extinguishment Ex*tin"guish*ment, n. 1. The act of extinguishing, putting out, or quenching, or the state of being extinguished; extinction; suppression; destruction; nullification; as, the extinguishment of fire or flame, of discord, enmity, or jealousy, or of love or affection. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) The annihilation or extinction of a right or obligation. --Abbott. [1913 Webster]


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  • Extinguishment — is the destruction of a right or contract. Rawle, Francis; Bouvier, John. (1914) Bouvier s Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia [http://books.google.com/books?id=0mo8AAAAIAAJ pg=PA1167 lpg=PA1167 dq=Extinguishment+law source=web ots=JDmnkM1JMr …   Wikipedia

  • extinguishment — index abolition, death, demise (death), deterrence, dissolution (termination), end (termination …   Law dictionary

  • extinguishment — The destruction or cancellation of a right, power, contract, or estate. The annihilation of a collateral thing or subject in the subject itself out of which it is derived. See cancellation. Extinguishment is sometimes confounded with merger,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • extinguishment — The destruction or cancellation of a right, power, contract, or estate. The annihilation of a collateral thing or subject in the subject itself out of which it is derived. See cancellation. Extinguishment is sometimes confounded with merger,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • extinguishment — extinguish ► VERB 1) put out (a fire or light). 2) put an end to. 3) cancel (a debt) by full payment. 4) Law render (a right or obligation) void. DERIVATIVES extinguishable adjective extinguisher noun extinguishment noun …   English terms dictionary

  • extinguishment — shmənt noun ( s) : the act of extinguishing or the state of being extinguished : extinction the extinguishment of the Indians rights to lands D.E.Clark …   Useful english dictionary

  • extinguishment — noun see extinguish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • extinguishment — See extinguishable. * * * …   Universalium

  • extinguishment — noun a) The act of extinguishing, putting out, or quenching, or the state of being extinguished. b) The annihilation or extinction of a right or obligation …   Wiktionary

  • extinguishment — See discharge. American Banker Glossary …   Financial and business terms

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