Definition of divorce in English:
- In cases when officials ask for a divorce, will the supervisory departments ignore the Marriage Law and interfere?
- When we deal with divorces, our closing advice is always: ‘In the future, if you remarry, you should continue a prenup.’
- He has had two gossip-fest divorces and an awkward bankruptcy.
- Why can't there be a velvet divorce between the regions, a la Czechoslovakia?
- It was the fateful divorce between the sacred and the secular.
- This is because of the divorce between religion and spirituality.
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- If a man repeats three times to his wife, ‘I divorce you,’ the couple is considered divorced.
- He was also under personal pressure as his wife wanted to divorce him.
- My wife is divorcing me, so that's February and March ruined.
- But this increased security awareness is in large measure being divorced from politics.
- It also defies belief that the Law proposes that rents are divorced from the ability to pay.
- But the plot was largely divorced from character development or historical context.
- That's something you have to divorce yourself from.
- ‘The problem is if you divorce yourself from how much fun it is to read that comic, it isn't really a movie,’ he said.
- I don't want to divorce myself from that but I was in Glasgow.
In early times divorce covered many ways of ending a marriage: one spouse could simply leave or send the other away; the marriage could be annulled, declared invalid from the beginning (as in the divorce of Henry VIII from Catherine of Aragon); or the couple could formally enter into a legal separation. The word itself is recorded from the late Middle Ages and came from Latin divortium, based on divertere ‘to turn in separate ways’. A divorced person has been a divorcee since the early 19th century. The term came from French, and at first usually appeared in its French forms, divorcée for a woman and divorcé for a man.
- 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.
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