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dissolution US English

The closing down or dismissal of an assembly, partnership, or official body

dissolution US Thesaurus

the dissolution of the legislative session

double dissolution US English

The simultaneous dissolution of the upper and lower houses of parliament preparatory to an election, used to resolve a deadlock between the houses

dissolution of the monasteries US English

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