Definition of divestiture in English:


Syllabification: di·vest·i·ture
Pronunciation: /diˈvestiˌCHər, -ˌCHo͝or, dī-
(also divesture /-ˈvesCHər, -CHo͝or/)


  • The action or process of selling off subsidiary business interests or investments: the divestiture of state-owned assets
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    • McGann said at the conference that the options were a merger or a divestiture.
    • Rather than regard corporate units as parts of a coherent whole, investors began to demand the divestiture of poorly performing assets.
    • Having started this trend, we've gone through a lot of acquisitions and divestitures over a two-year period.


early 17th century: from medieval Latin divestit- 'divested' (from the verb divestire) + -ure.

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