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.

2. Law

The annihilation or extinction of a right or obligation.



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