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terminate vb

: to come to an end in time or effect
1 : to bring to a definite end esp. before a natural conclusion [ a contract] compare cancel, rescind
2 : to discontinue the employment of
ter·mi·na·tion [tər-mə-nā-shən]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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