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Definition: Consummation

Quick Summary of Consummation

The actualization of a marriage. Sexual intercourse is required to “consummate” a marriage. Failure to do so is grounds for divorce or annulment.

What is the dictionary definition of Consummation?

Dictionary Definition

  1. The act of consummating, or the state of being consummated; the state of being completed; completion.
  2. The first act of sexual intercourse in a relationship, particularly the first such act following marriage.
  3. The achievement of perfection.
  4. Termination; the end (as of the world or of life).

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Consummation are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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