- a statutory combination of two or more corporations.
- the union of two or more claims or actions at law for trial or appeal.
Origin of consolidation
Examples from the Web for consolidation
In 2012, an internal Canadian government report called for the consolidation of these forces.
For some, such as NorCal Council, the consolidation of councils went relatively smoothly.
Under Bill Clinton, he was for consolidation and deregulation.Will Obama Learn the Right Lesson From the Summers Debacle?|Michael Tomasky|September 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And consolidation is what happens in the aftermath of bubbles.
Of course, one of the undesired outcomes of the last several years has been consolidation.
Competition changed its character as consolidation increased.The New Nation|Frederic L. Paxson
Could any thing be more conclusive as to the consolidation of the army?Who was the Commander at Bunker Hill?|Samuel Swett
He was the ablest statesman of the North in the days when the aristocracy of the South was just effecting its consolidation.
You have only a thousand dollars worth of stock in our consolidation, for instance.Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford|George Randolph Chester
This is because the process of consolidation proceeds just as steadily.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for consolidation
- the combining of two or more actions at law
- the combination of a number of Acts of Parliament into one codifying statute
Word Origin and History for consolidation
c.1400, from Late Latin consolidationem (nominative consolidatio), noun of action from past participle stem of consolidare "to make firm, consolidate," from com- "together" (see com-) + solidare "to make solid," from solidus (see solid).