satisfaction
sat·is·fac·tion n
1 a: the act or fact of satisfying
b: execution of an accord by performance of the substituted obligation
— often used in the phrase accord and satisfaction compare accord 3, transaction 3
c: a document indicating that an obligation has been satisfied
a satisfaction of mortgage
2: the quality or state of being satisfied

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

satisfaction
I (discharge of debt) noun acquitment, acquittal, acquittance, amortizement, clearance, compensation, damages, defrayal, defrayment, discharge, guerdon, indemnification, indemnity, payment, quittance, receipted payment, recompense, recoupment, redress, reimbursement, release from debt, remuneration, reparation, repayment, requital, requitement, restitution, return, settlement, solatium associated concepts: accord and satisfaction, ademption, reasonable satisfaction, satisfaction of lien, satisfaction piece II (fulfilment) noun accomplishment, achievement, appeasement, attainment, consummation, content, contentedness, contentment, enjoyment, expletio, fruition, gratification, pleasure, realization, reparation, success, sufficiency associated concepts: satisfaction of judgment III index amortization, benefit (betterment), compensation, conciliation, consideration (recompense), contribution (indemnification), discharge (payment), enjoyment (pleasure), expiation, fruition, indemnification, offset, out of pocket, payment (act of paying), pride, proof, recompense, recovery (award), refund, relief (legal redress), remuneration, reparation (indemnification), requital, restitution, retribution, revenge, settlement, surfeit, trover

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


satisfaction
Receiving payment or performance of what is due under a contract.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


satisfaction
n. A giving of something in order to release oneself from, or to satisfy, some outstanding obligation, be it legal or moral. Satisfaction requires the giving of one thing for another and should be distinguished from performance, which requires only the promising to give something. Also, payment in full, done to fulfill a contractual obligation or debt.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


satisfaction
The discharge of an obligation by paying a party what is due—as on a mortgage, lien, or contract—or by paying what is awarded to a person by the judgment of a court or otherwise.
An entry made on the record, by which a party in whose favor a judgment was rendered declares that she has been satisfied and paid.
The fulfillment of a gift by will, whereby the testator—one who dies leaving a will— makes an inter vivos gift, one which is made while the testator is alive to take effect while the testator is living, to the beneficiary with the intent that it be in lieu of the gift by will. In equity, something given either in whole or in part as a substitute or equivalent for something else.

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


satisfaction
The discharge of an obligation by paying a party what is due—as on a mortgage, lien, or contract—or by paying what is awarded to a person by the judgment of a court or otherwise.
 
An entry made on the record, by which a party in whose favor a judgment was rendered declares that she has been satisfied and paid.
 
The fulfillment of a gift by will, whereby the testator—one who dies leaving a will— makes an inter vivos gift, one which is made while the testator is alive to take effect while the testator is living, to the beneficiary with the intent that it be in lieu of the gift by will. In equity, something given either in whole or in part as a substitute or equivalent for something else.

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

satisfaction
n.
   receiving payment or performance of what is due.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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