dividence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dīvidēns, present participle of dīvidō (to divide). Perhaps modelled on Italian dividenza.

Noun[edit]

dividence (plural dividences)

  1. (obsolete, rare) Division.
    • , Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.182:
      this commixture, dividence, and sharing of goods, this joyning wealth to wealth, and that the riches of one shall be the povertie of another, doth exceedingly distemper and distract all brotherly alliance [].