Ex*tin"guish*ment (?), n.
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.
The annihilation or extinction of a right or obligation.
© Webster 1913.