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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Extinguishment  \Ex*tin"guish*ment\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  extinguishing,  putting  out  or  quenching,  or 
  the  state  of  being  extinguished;  extinction;  suppression; 
  destruction;  nullification;  as  the  extinguishment  of  fire 
  or  flame,  of  discord,  enmity,  or  jealousy,  or  of  love  or 
  2.  (Law)  The  annihilation  or  extinction  of  a  right  or 
  obligation.  --Abbott.