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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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375-2013417CH(G)IV issued by the Settlement and Secretary Consolidation on November 4, 2013, the Chief Minister gave special instructions to stop consolidation operation in the village where consolidation work had not yet been started, the landholders added.
However, the NCUA final tally of completed mergers last year totaled 235, which was considerably lower than the 257 completed mergers in 2014, 254 completed consolidations in 2013, and 277 in completed consolidations in 2012.
We will establish a model that will attract farmers to engage in the process of consolidation, although field research showed that interest is already high.
Consolidation will not only help them to achieve economies of scale and scope but also to master the challenge of huge investments required to roll out fibre and LTE networks.
But a statement released by UMass-Memorial, of which Clinton Hospital is a part, said the consolidation should not affect nurses' jobs.
The resolution on the Consolidation was adopted on 10 November 2014 by the Joint Extraordinary General Shareholders Meeting of the Bank, Temirbank and ForteBank.
Private student loan consolidation is the process of having one or more existing private loans paid off by the creation of a new single consolidation loan with new terms and conditions (such as repayment length, interest rate, repayment benefits, etc.) that are particular to the lender offering the consolidation loan.
At this time, no additional store consolidations have been finalised, although a number of stores are still under review for potential consolidation in 2015, it said.
Enterprises across industries have realised that data centre consolidation reaps loads of benefits-be it effective communication internally or better manageability.
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Given this definition, researchers have examined the impact of city-county consolidation on public service costs, municipal disparity, and economic development.

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