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dissolution in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
In law, dissolution has multiple meanings.
Dissolution is the last stage of
liquidation, the process by which a
company (or part of a company) is brought to an end, and the
property of the company redistributed.
Dissolution of a
partnership is the first of two stages in the termination of a partnership.
 "Winding up" is the second stage.
Dissolution may also refer to the termination of a
contract or other legal relationship; for example, the dissolution of a
Dissolution is also the term for the legal process by which an
adoption is reversed. While this applies to the vast majority of adoptions which are terminated, they are more commonly referred to as
disruptions, even though that term technically applies only to those that are not legally complete at the time of termination.
international law, dissolution is when a state has broken up into several entities, and no longer has power over those entities, as it used to have previously. An example of this is the case of the former
USSR dissolving into different republics.