Definition of divestiture in English:

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divestiture

Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈvɛstɪtʃə/
/dɪˈvɛstɪtʃə/
(also divesture)

noun

Another term for divestment.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with divestiture

vestiture

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: di¦vesti|ture

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