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CONSUMMATION. The completion of a thing; as the consummation of marriage; (q.v.) the consummation of a contract, and the like.
     2. A contract is said to be consummated, when everything to be done in relation to it, has been accomplished. It is frequently of great importance to know when a contract has been consummated, in order to ascertain the rights of the parties, particularly in the contract of sale. Vide Delivery, where the subject is more fully examined. It is also sometimes of consequence to ascertain where the consummation of the contract took place, in order to decide by what law it is to be governed.
     3. It has been established as a rule, that when a contract is made by persons absent from each other, it is considered as consummated in, and is governed by the law of, the country where the final assent is given. If, therefore, Paul in New Orleans, order goods from Peter in London, the contract is governed by the laws of the latter place. 8 M. R. 135; Plowd. 843. Vide Conflict of Laws;, Inception; Lex Loci Contractus; Lex Fori; Offer.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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An audited balance sheet of the company as of April 12, 2017 reflecting receipt of the proceeds upon consummation of the initial public offering and the private placement will be included as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
"With a forced marriage looming, Mary must consider both her heart and her nation when deciding whom she will wed," according to the synopsis of the episode, "The Consummation."
At the hinge of this diptych; i.e., the "bottom" of chapter 14, Jesus, buoyed up by the spirit, walks on the water, illustrating his power over the laws of nature and his consummation of the moral law.
As soon as possible after the consummation date, management having the appropriate level of authority completes the assessment of which acquired activities to exit and approves and completes the combined company to the plan.
If considered a combined organization on consummation of the proposal, First Citizens Bank and Carter Bank would be the largest depository institution in the Danville banking market, controlling approximately $760.2 million in deposits, which would represent approximately 42.1 percent of market deposits.
Net proceeds of the offering will be used to fund the anticipated redemption of its 6.29 percent Junior Subordinated Deferrable Interest Debt Securities due 2036 in accordance with their terms, subject to the successful consummation of the offering.
Upon the consummation of this offering, Blackstone expects that it will cease to own a majority of the shares of Brixmor Property Group Inc.
On consummation of the proposed Merger, ThaiLin will be merged with ChipMOS Taiwan.
Each speaker recognized that the success of the city's redevelopment was not based on the consummation of a single project, but rather the successful interaction of retail, residential, hospitality and entertainment uses.
The result, most frequently, is death, the ultimate narrative consummation. The presence of eros and thanatos in sentimental fiction as Sears understands it thus becomes clear enough; her reference to the muse of history, however, must be understood negatively--Clio's significance lies in her absence.
In any case, White says, Chuck and Buck isn't chiefly about Buck's quest for consummation. "To me, his whole journey is less about sex--it's [that] he has these needs and he thinks that Chuck is that person." But in the end Buck "realizes that sex doesn't necessarily mean he's going to have that love."
They seem foreplay to a consummation that never quite comes off.