Definition of divorce in English:

divorce

Line breaks: di|vorce
Pronunciation: /dɪˈvɔːs
 
/

noun

verb

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Derivatives

divorcement

noun
More example sentences
  • Once they have reached an agreement on rearing any children, property, debts and so on, they can get the bill of divorcement on the same day.
  • Your life is married to the political beyond the possibility of divorcement.
  • The campaigners sought the divorcement of studios from their theatre chains, and in 1948 their wish was granted.

Origin

late Middle English: the noun from Old French divorce, from Latin divortium, based on divertere (see divert); the verb from Old French divorcer, from late Latin divortiare, from divortium.

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