Consolidate Law and Legal Definition

Consolidate means to combine or unify into one mass or body.

In Civil law, it refers to combining of two or more actions involving the same parties or issues into a single action through court order. When the cases involve similar or related questions to be decided, the court may consolidate the cases in order to promote the efficient use of judicial resources. Resolving the issues involved at the same time, helps the parties involved to save time and expenses of litigation. The action may end in a single judgment or, sometimes, in separate judgments.

It also refers to the union of two or more corporations or other organizations to create one new corporation or other organization.