Definition of Extinguishment

1. n. 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.



Definition of Extinguishment

1. Noun. The act of extinguishing, putting out, or quenching, or the state of being extinguished. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) The annihilation or extinction of a right or obligation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Extinguishment

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extinguishment

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Literary usage of Extinguishment

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1. A Treatise on the American Law of Landlord and Tenant by John Neilson Taylor (1887)
"held that the case stood as if the window had never existed.1 It may be observed here, also, that the doctrine of extinguishment by disuse does not apply to ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-notes and by John Barnard Byles, Maurice Barnard Byles, Walter John Barnard Byles (1899)
"A warrant of attorney is not an extinguishment of the debt, as between the parties. ... Judgment recovered on a bill or note is an extinguishment of the ..."

3. A Treatise on Conveyancing: With a View to Its Application to Practice by Richard Preston (1829)
"On the Difference between Merger, Suspension, extinguishment, Discontinuance, and Remitter. To render the principal subject more intelligible, ..."

4. A Treatise on Copyhold, Customary Freehold, and Ancient Demesne Tenure: With by Henry Stalman, John Scriven (1846)
"Of extinguishment and Enfranchisement. FIRST, OF extinguishment. THIS term, as contradistinguished from enfranchisement, is more immediately applicable to a ..."

5. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary ...by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1853)
"... these verbes dedi et concessi shall enure by way of extinguishment of the thing given or granted ; as if a tenant hold of his lord by certaine rent, ..."

6. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1891)
"To constitute a novation of parties there must be an extinguishment of the old debt by a mutual agreement between all parties, whereby it becomes the ..."

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