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To carry into completion; to fulfill; to accomplish.

A Common-Law Marriage is consummated when the parties live in a manner intended to bring about public recognition of their relationship as Husband and Wife.

To consummate an agreement is to carry it out completely, as in a consummated sale. It is to bring to completion whatever was either intended or undertaken to be done.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

CONSUMMATE. What is completed. A right is said to be initiate, when it is not complete; and when it is perfected, it is consummated.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In light of this order's condition, discussed in this section, that Central Pacific must comply with state law in consummating the transaction, the Board does not believe that a delay in its review under the BHC Act is warranted.
Despite the conceptual promise that multi-hospital systems have been perceived to be superior in allocating health resources and in promoting operational efficiencies, research to date has not demonstrated that organizing hospitals and medical groups into systems (often formed by consummating several mergers) resulted in enhanced access, lower health care costs, or improved quality of care.
A licensed broker hired by a vendor, introduces the vendor to a ready, willing and able purchaser for the purpose of consummating a real estate transaction.
Simon was responsible for consummating a long-term lease for 47,000 SF at 72 Eagle Rock Ave.
Not coincidentally, customers of often require debt or equity partners as a key component to consummating their transactions.
Currently, there are certain risks in consummating a "reverse" exchange.
They were responsible for consummating this transaction in conjunction with Mike Schaibble and Rian Smith of Charles Klatskin Company.
Simon was responsible for consummating a long-term lease for 47,000 square feet at Eagle Rock I at Eagle Rock Executive Park in East Hanover, New Jersey on behalf of dynamicsoft Inc.
Futterman, Karen Bellantoni, associate director and Scott Edlitz, associate, were responsible for consummating this long-term lease transaction.
If a broker is protected by an exclusive brokerage agreement, the broker will be much more willing to concentrate on an assignment, since the probability of consummating a transaction will be substantially higher than if an exclusive arrangement did not exist.