dividence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

dividence (plural dividences)

  1. (obsolete, rare) Division.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 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 [].