Definitions of divorce

  1. part; cease or break association with; " She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president"
  2. get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage; " The couple divorced after only 6 months"
  3. the legal dissolution of a marriage
  4. A legal dissolution of the marriage contract by a court or other body having competent authority. This is properly a divorce, and called, technically, divorce a vinculo matrimonii.
  5. The decree or writing by which marriage is dissolved.
  6. Separation; disunion of things closely united.
  7. That which separates.
  8. To dissolve the marriage contract of, either wholly or partially; to separate by divorce.
  9. To separate or disunite; to sunder.
  10. To make away; to put away.
  11. The legal termination of marriage. All states require a spouse to identify a legal reason for requesting a divorce when that spouse files the divorce papers with the court. These reasons are referred to as grounds for a divorce.
  12. The separation of a married woman from the bed and board of her husband - divorce a mensa et toro ( thoro), from bed board.
  13. Legal dissolution of the marriage contract; disunion.
  14. To dissolve the marriage contract between; release from close union.
  15. Divorcement.
  16. The legal separation of husband and wife: the sentence by which a marriage is dissolved.
  17. To separate: to sunder: to dissolve the marriage- contract of: to put away.
  19. Legal separation of husband and wife; separation.
  20. To sunder husband and wife; to separate.
  21. Legal dissolution of a marriage contract; severance; separation.
  22. A legal dissolution of the bond of matrimony, or the separation of husband and wife by judicial sentence; separation or disunion of things closely united; the sentence or writing by which marriage is dissolved.
  23. To dissolve the marriage contract between; to disunite things closely connected; to force asunder; to put away. See Divert.
  24. The dissolution of the marriage- bond; a legal separation between man and wife, by which each becomes free to marry another; the sentence or writing dissolving the marriage; a separation of things closely united.
  25. To dissolve the marriage- bond; to separate or disunite things closely connected; to force asunder; to put away.

Usage examples for divorce

  1. There is no divorce! – The Lady of Lyons or Love and Pride by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  2. She would speak to him when he came in and ask him to divorce her at once. – The Man and the Moment by Elinor Glyn
  3. We thought there was a divorce. – The Patrician by John Galsworthy
  4. In the excitement of the moment his wife sought and obtained a divorce. – The Fiend's Delight by Dod Grile
  5. Hugh won't divorce you; he can't; he shan't. – Amabel Channice by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  6. I would rather help Esther to run away, than get her a divorce. – Esther by Henry Adams
  7. In return, she has got to consent to a divorce. – Esther by Henry Adams
  8. It was owing to him chiefly that the law of divorce was altered. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  9. Who are we to suppose that we can divorce the present from the past? – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  10. Yes, I see you smile, Sir, at my givin' her so much; Yes, divorce is cheap, Sir, but I take no stock in such! – Farm Ballads by Will Carleton
  11. He was forced to tell her what had occurred; and as he would not have the appearance of having won her under false pretences, he offered her divorce, and the right to keep all his property. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  12. Yes, yes, divorce for morality! – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  13. Well, Arthur wouldn't give me a divorce, for one thing. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  14. My tzuris if you get a divorce or not! – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass
  15. What would a divorce mean? – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  16. He knew that one kiss does not make one marriage nor even one divorce. – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  17. Of the Duke of Hereward, her second husband, and of her divorce from him, they knew nothing. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  18. If it were but possible to obtain a divorce! – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  19. I have sufficient evidence to prove it in a law court and I shall not hesitate to get a divorce. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt