acceleration
I noun dispatch, expedition, expeditious performance, hastening, hurrying, increase of speed, quickening, shortening of time, speedup, spurt, stepping up a pace associated concepts: acceleration clause, acceleration doctrine, acceleration of a testamentary gift, acceleration of payments, acceleration of remainders II index boom (increase), haste

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


acceleration
To bring about at an earlier time. For example to advance the due date of a promissory note so the outstanding balance is immediately due. (See: acceleration clause)
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Buying or Selling a Business

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

acceleration
The process whereby a lender declares a loan due and payable before the scheduled repayment date, usually as a result of the occurrence of an event of default.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


acceleration
n.
1 The shortening of the time, or the immediate creation or vesting, of a legal duty, interest, or right that was to arise or vest in the future.
2 The hastening of a real property owner's enjoyment, or the vesting, of his remainder interest in an estate because of the failure or premature termination of a preceding estate.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


acceleration
A hastening; a shortening of the time until some event takes place.

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


acceleration
A hastening; a shortening of the time until some event takes place.

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

acceleration
n.
   1) speeding up the time when there is vesting (absolute ownership) of an interest in an estate, when the interest in front of it is terminated earlier than expected;
   2) in a contract or promissory note, when the payment of debt is moved up to the present time due to some event like non-payment of an installment or sale of the property which secures the debt.
   See also: acceleration clause vest

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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