Definition of divestment in English:


Line breaks: di¦vest|ment
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈvɛstm(ə)nt
, dɪ-/


[mass noun]
  • The action or process of selling off subsidiary business interests or investments: the importance of divestment [count noun]: proceeds from divestments
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    • He estimates that at most two to five percent of tobacco shares have been sold through divestment.
    • A major feature of the privatization process has been the accompanying divestment of regulation.
    • Funds fret that lawmakers are dictating divestment without specifying which companies they should sell.

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