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Meaning of EXTINGUISHMENT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*tin"guish*ment\, n.
1. The act of extinguishing, putting out, or quenching, or
   the state of being extinguished; extinction; suppression;
   destruction; nullification; as, the extinguishment of fire
   or flame, of discord, enmity, or jealousy, or of love or
   affection.

2. (Law) The annihilation or extinction of a right or
   obligation. --Abbott.

 

 

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