threshold
thresh·old 1 /'thresh-ˌhōld/ n: a point of beginning: a minimum requirement for further action; specif: a determination (as of fact or the existence of a reasonable doubt) upon which something else (as further consideration or a right of action) hinges
the threshold for inquiry
threshold 2 adj: of, relating to, or being a threshold
the threshold issue in a negligence action is whether the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiffNoakes v. City of Seattle, 895 P.2d 842 (1995)
a threshold showing of the need for psychiatric evaluation

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

threshold
I (commencement) noun beginning, foreword, inception, onset, outbreak, overture, preamble, prelude, prologue, start II (entrance) noun door, entrance way, entry, gateway, sill III (verge) noun brink, edge associated concepts: monetary threshold IV index cornerstone, entrance, margin (outside limit), onset (commencement), outline (boundary), outset, start

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


threshold
USA
In the context of mergers and acquisitions, an indemnification concept limiting a party's obligation with respect to small claims. A threshold provides that an indemnifying party does not have an obligation to indemnify until the amount of the indemnified party's losses exceed a certain agreed amount. Once that amount is reached, the indemnifying party is liable for the total amount of losses (sometimes referred to as a "tipping" or "dollar one" basket).
Compare this to a deductible which provides that the indemnifying party is only liable for the amount of losses in excess of the agreed amount once the agreed amount is reached.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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  • Threshold — may refer to:Books and comics* Threshold (novel), a 1985 science fiction novel by David R. Palmer * Threshold (Sara Douglass novel), a 1997 fantasy novel by Sara Douglass * Threshold , a 2001 science fiction novel by Caitlín R. KiernanFilm and… …   Wikipedia

  • threshold — thresh‧old [ˈθreʆhəʊld, ʆəʊld ǁ oʊld] noun [countable] the level at which something belongs in a particular class or is affected by a particular rule: • Many large mortgages were taken out, on the assumption that interest rates would remain below …   Financial and business terms

  • Threshold — (engl. für „Schwelle“) bezeichnet einen Begriff aus der Teilchenphysik, siehe Schwellenergie einen Arbeitspunkt in MOS Transistoren (dt. Schwellspannung), siehe Metall Oxid Halbleiter Feldeffekttransistor einen Optimierungsalgorithmus, siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • threshold — [thresh′ōld΄, thresh′hōld΄] n. [ME threschwold < OE therscwold (akin to ON threskǫlder) < base of therscan (see THRASH) + ?] 1. DOORSILL 2. the entrance or beginning point of something [at the threshold of a new career] 3. Physiol. Psychol …   English World dictionary

  • Threshold — Thresh old, n. [OE. threswold, [thorn]reshwold, AS. [thorn]rescwald, [thorn]erscwald, [thorn]erscold, [thorn]rescold, fr. [thorn]rescan, [thorn]erscan, to thresh; akin to Icel. [thorn]reskj[ o]de, [thorn]r[ o]skuldr, Sw. tr[ o]skel, Dan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • threshold — O.E. þrescold, þærscwold, þerxold doorsill, point of entering, first element related to O.E. þrescan (see THRESH (Cf. thresh)), with its original sense of tread, trample. Second element of unknown origin and much transformed in all the Germanic… …   Etymology dictionary

  • threshold — threshold. См. порог. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Threshold —   [englisch, θreʃəʊld; wörtlich »Schwelle«], an bestimmten Effektgeräten (Flanger, Limiter, Noisegate u. a.) einstellbarer Pegel (Schwellwert), bei dessen Erreichen der beabsichtigte Effekt ausgelöst wird …   Universal-Lexikon

  • threshold —  Threshold  Пороговый сигнал   Наименьший сигнал на входе приемного устройства, при котором обеспечивается его регистрация с заданной достоверностью …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • threshold — is spelt with one h (contrast withhold), and the h is optionally silent or aspirated in speech …   Modern English usage

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