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See also: divorcé
divorce (plural divorces)
- The legal dissolution of a marriage.
- Richard obtained a divorce from his wife some years ago, but hasn't returned to the dating scene.
- A separation of connected things.
- The Civil War split between Virginia and West Virginia was a divorce based along cultural and economic as well as geographic lines.
- to make divorce of their incorporate league
- (obsolete) That which separates.
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- (legal dissolution of a marriage): divorcement
- (separation of connected things): partition, separation, severance
legal dissolution of a marriage
separation of connected things
- (transitive) To legally dissolve a marriage between two people.
- A ship captain can marry couples, but cannot divorce them.
- (transitive) To end one's own marriage in this way.
- Lucy divorced Steve when she discovered that he had been unfaithful.
- (transitive) To separate something that was connected.
- The radical group voted to divorce itself from the main faction and start an independent movement.
- (intransitive) To obtain a legal divorce.
- Edna and Simon divorced last year; he got the house, and she retained the business.
- (to legally dissolve a marriage): split up
- (to separate something that was connected): disassociate, disjoint, dissociate, disunite, separate
to legally dissolve a marriage
to end one's own marriage
to separate something that was connected
to obtain a legal divorce
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divorce m (plural divorces)