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  1. dis·so·lu·tion
    IPA[ˌdisəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: dissolution, plural noun: dissolutions

    • noun

      the action of formally ending or dismissing an assembly, partnership, or official body:

      the action or process of dissolving or being dissolved:

    • noun

      the simultaneous dissolution of the upper and lower houses of parliament preparatory to an election, used to resolve a deadlock between the houses:
    • the abolition of monasteries in England and Wales by Henry VIII under two Acts (1536, 1539), in order to replenish his treasury by vesting monastic assets in the Crown and to establish royal supremacy in ecclesiastical affairs.
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