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1 the combining of two or more actions at law.
2 the combination of a number of Acts of Parliament into one codifying statute.
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CONSOLIDATION, civil law. The union of the usufruct with the estate out of which it issues, in the same person which happens when the usufructuary acquires the estate, or vice versa. In either case the usufruct is extinct. In the common law this is called a merger. Ley. El. Dr. Rom. 424. U. S. Dig. tit. Actions, V.
     2. Consolidation may take place in two ways: first, by the usufructuary surrendering his right to the proprietor, which in the common law is called a surrender; secondly, by the release of the. proprietor of his rights to the usufructuary, which in our law is called a release.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Use the Close icon on the right side of the Consolidate: Reference dialog to return to the Consolidate dialog.
So if you're a CEO and have an SPE that you're not consolidating, you re at risk because the SEC might challenge that treatment and say you need to consolidate it.
If all of your loans are with one lender, you must use that lender to consolidate. If you have more than one lender, you can consolidate with any one of them.
They identify all the servers that will be consolidate and gather detailed information such as manufacturer make/model, source and target volumes for data migration total disk space (available and used), versions of operating systems and applications, and print shares.
94, Consolidation of All Majority-Owned Subsidiaries, which said companies must consolidate the financial statements of all their 50%-plus-one-owned subsidiaries.
* How to consolidate - measurement of the subsidiary's assets, liabilities, and goodwill; step acquisitions; increases or decreases in the parent's proportionate interest in a subsidiary; and elimination of intercompany transactions.
Storage area networks (SANs) enable storage administrators to consolidate block-level data into centrally managed storage arrays.
Automated tape storage systems can play a central role in helping IT administrators consolidate storage to improve resource utilization, reduce management overhead, and improve overall data availability.
The ability to distribute storage resources over a network, consolidate management and allow multiple applications and users to share disks holds a lot of promise and appeal, and the options and tools for creating this type of architecture are rapidly expanding.
When there's too much data to make this practical, people consolidate their backup and automate the process, usually by bringing data over the LAN to a centralized backup server and connect that to an automated tape library.

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