- a merger; union
- a stabilization; strengthening
- a solidification
The definition of consolidation means the act of combining or merging people or things.
An example of a consolidation is when two companies merge together.
a consolidating or being consolidated; specif.,
- a. The act or process of consolidating.b. The state of being consolidated.
- The merger of two or more commercial interests or corporations.
- The act or process of consolidating, making firm, or uniting; the state of being consolidated; solidification; combination.
- The combination of several actions into one.
- (medicine) A solidification into a firm dense mass. It is usually applied to induration (swelling or hardening of normally soft tissue) of a normally aerated lung.
From Latin consolidationem, from consolidare.
consolidation - Legal Definition
- The act of combining two or more things into one.
- In corporate law, the union of two or more corporations into a new corporation along with the dissolution of the original corporations. See also merger.
- In civil procedure, the court-ordered combination of two or more actions that involve the same parties or issues. In the end, there may be a single judgment for all the actions or a separate judgment for each original action. See also joinder.
- See also the Criminal Law Consolidation Acts of 1861.
- Just as the historical school grew up along with the greatest constructive achievement of the 29th century, namely, the consolidation of Germany, so the application to modern problems of the methods of that school has been called forth by the constructive needs of the present generation.
- Thus the limitation of the Milanese duchy under Filippo Maria Visconti, and its consolidation under Francesco Sforza, were equally effectual in preparing the balance of power to which Italian politics now tended.
- The profits of his inroad were reaped by despots, who used the Ghibelline prestige for the consolidation of their own power.
- If the consolidation took place with comparative uniformity we might then anticipate the formation of a vast multitude of small planets such as those we actually do find in the region between the orbit of Mars and that of Jupiter.