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used in 1776

2 uses
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to end a relationship or meeting; or to terminate a legal entity such as a corporation

or in chemistry:  the process in which one substance is dissolved in another; or the separation of a compound into its components by chemical action
  • And that is to separate—to separate from that people who from a total dissolution of virtue among them must be our enemies—an event which I de[v]outly pray may soon take place; and let it be as soon as may be.
    p. 130.9
  • Writing to Morris three days before Christmas, Washington said he thought the enemy was waiting for two events only before marching on Philadelphia— "Ice for a passage, and the dissolution of the poor remains of our debilitated army."
    p. 270.2

There are no more uses of "dissolution" in 1776.

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