The act of liquefying or melting; the reduction of a body into very minute parts by a solvent, as of salts in water; decomposition, solution or death; the separation of the soul and body; destruction or the separation of the parts which compose a connected system or body; the breaking up of an assembly, or the putting an end to its existence; dissoluteness. Dissolution of the blood, that state of the blood in which, when withdrawn from the body, it does not readily coagulate on cooling, as in malignant fevers. See Dissolve.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (noun) (n.) (noun)
The breaking up of an assembly: change from a solid to a liquid state: a melting: separation of a body into its original elements: decomposition: destruction: death.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Act of dissolving; death.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (noun) (n.) (noun)
The act of dissolving or converting into liquid; death; disorganization.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)

Usage examples:

The life of the Reichsrath, and consequently the tenure of the individual deputy, was terminated only by a dissolution
- The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
" That article," declared Mr. Adams, " is itself a dissolution of the Union.
- Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. by Josiah Quincy
He had nothing to bring against her, which could justify the dissolution of the holy bond: unless- Unless I bring some myself?
- Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley