extinguishment
index abolition, death, demise (death), deterrence, dissolution (termination), end (termination), extremity (death)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


extinguishment
n.
The end of a right or contract by agreement between the parties or by operation of law.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


extinguishment
The cancellation or destruction of a right or interest, quite often because the time for enforcement has passed.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


extinguishment
The destruction or cancellation of a right, a power, a contract, or an estate.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


extinguishment
The destruction or cancellation of a right, a power, a contract, or an estate.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

extinguishment
n.
   the cancellation or destruction of a right, quite often because the time for enforcement has passed. Example: waiting more than four years after the due date to make a demand for payment on a promissory note wipes out the person's right to collect the money owed to him/her. It can also occur by fulfilling the obligation so no further money or performance is due.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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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 — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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