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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 an officially recognized marriage relationship.
  14. Legal dissolution of the marriage contract; disunion.
  15. To dissolve the marriage contract between; release from close union.
  16. Divorcement.
  17. The legal separation of husband and wife: the sentence by which a marriage is dissolved.
  18. To separate: to sunder: to dissolve the marriage- contract of: to put away.
  19. DIVORCER.
  20. Legal separation of husband and wife; separation.
  21. To sunder husband and wife; to separate.
  22. To separate legally, as husband and wife; sunder; put away.
  23. Legal dissolution of a marriage contract; severance; separation.
  24. 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.
  25. To dissolve the marriage contract between; to disunite things closely connected; to force asunder; to put away. See Divert.
  26. 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.
  27. To dissolve the marriage- bond; to separate or disunite things closely connected; to force asunder; to put away.
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Quotes of divorce

  1. In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage. – Robert Anderson
  2. How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we'd profit from them. – Lucille Ball
  3. Most women outlive their spouses. Divorce remains at record rates. It's important for a woman to be able to control her finances. – Maria Bartiromo
  4. Divorce a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries. – Ambrose Bierce
  5. You can not divorce religious belief and public service. I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other. – Jimmy Carter
  6. There's nothing like a family crisis, especially a divorce to force a person to re -evaluate his life. – Michael Douglas
  7. With The Key, it was, I had gone through a divorce and losing my father, and just kinda really reminiscing about how much I loved the traditional side of country music, so I made a record that was really traditional from start to finish. – Vince Gill
  8. During the first 10 years of my life, while my parents were married, I enjoyed a privileged upbringing. After their divorce my life was difficult. – Bianca Jagger
  9. Lawyers know how to take isolated complaints in a divorce case and build them into one big one. – Hedy Lamarr
  10. Staying married may have long -term benefits. You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce – P. J. O'Rourke
  11. Sometimes divorce is better than marriage. – Sumner Redstone
  12. Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course. – Helen Rowland
  13. I got a divorce eleven years later on the grounds of cruelty, which is still not easy in England. – Dinah Sheridan
  14. Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce – Voltaire
  15. People try much less hard to make a marriage work than they used to fifty years ago. Divorce is easier. – Mary Wesley

Usage examples for divorce

  1. Hugh won't divorce you; he can't; he shan't. – Amabel Channice by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  2. In the excitement of the moment his wife sought and obtained a divorce – The Fiend's Delight by Dod Grile
  3. 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
  4. Well, Arthur wouldn't give me a divorce for one thing. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  5. I would rather help Esther to run away, than get her a divorce – Esther by Henry Adams
  6. He knew that one kiss does not make one marriage nor even one divorce – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  7. In return, she has got to consent to a divorce – Esther by Henry Adams
  8. " She wanted a divorce a divorce – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  9. We thought there was a divorce – The Patrician by John Galsworthy
  10. What would a divorce mean? – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  11. If it were but possible to obtain a divorce – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  12. Yes, yes, divorce for morality! – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  13. It was owing to him chiefly that the law of divorce was altered. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  14. There is no divorce – The Lady of Lyons or Love and Pride by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. My tzuris if you get a divorce or not! – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass
  18. Who are we to suppose that we can divorce the present from the past? – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  19. 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
  20. 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