Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To consolidate means something more than rearrange or redivide. In a general sense, it means to unite into one mass or body, as to consolidate the forces of an army or various funds. In parliamentary usage, to consolidate two bllls is to unite them into one. In law, to consolidate benefices is to combine them into one. Fairview v. Durland, 45 Iowa, 56.
    —Consolidated fnnd. In England. A fund for the payment of the public debt.
    —Consolidated laws or statntes. A collection or compilation into one statute or one code or volume of ali the laws of the state in general, or of those relating to a particular subject; nearly the same as "compiled laws" or "compiled statutes." See Compilation. And see Ellis v. Parsell, 100 Mich. 170, 58 N. W. 839 ; Graham v. Muskegon County Clerk, 116 Mich. 571, 74 N. W. 729.
    —Consolidated orders. The orders regulating the practice of the English court of chancery, which were issued, in 1860, in substitution for the various orders which had previously been promulgated from time to time.