Definition of divestiture in English:


Line breaks: di¦vesti|ture
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈvɛstɪtʃə
, dɪ-/
(also divesture)


  • another term for divestment.
    More 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.


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

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