Define: Dissolution

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Definition: Dissolution



What is the dictionary definition of Dissolution?

Dictionary Definition


  1. The termination of an organized body or legislative assembly, especially a formal dismissal.
  2. Disintegration, or decomposition into fragments.
  3. Dissolving, or going into solution.

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Full Definition of Dissolution


Is the termination of a corporation’s legal existence. Dissolution may be caused many ways including, failure to file annual reports, failure to pay certain taxes, bankruptcy, or voluntary dissolution of the corporation by the shareholders and directors.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Dissolution are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

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

This glossary post was last updated: 25th March 2020.