v. To legally dissolve a marriage between two people.
v. To end one's own marriage in this way.
v. To separate something that was connected.
v. To obtain a legal divorce.
the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
n. 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.
n. The separation of a married woman from the bed and board of her husband -- divorce a mensa et toro (or a mensa et thoro), “from bed and board”.
n. The decree or writing by which marriage is dissolved.
n. Separation; disunion of things closely united.
n. That which separates.
v. To dissolve the marriage contract of, either wholly or partially; to separate by divorce.
v. To separate or disunite; to sunder.
v. To make away; to put away.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
n. A legal dissolution of the bond of marriage.
n. Hence—2. Complete separation; absolute disjunction; abrogation of any close relation: as, to make divorce between soul and body; the divorce of church and state.
n. The sentence or writing by which marriage is dissolved.
To dissolve the marriage contract between by process of law; release legally from the marriage tie; release by legal process from sustaining the relation or performing the duties of husband or wife: absolutely or with from in this and the following senses. See divorce, n., 1.
Hence To release or sever from any close connection; force asunder.
To take away; put away.
n. A divorced man.
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n. the legal dissolution of a marriage
v. part; cease or break association with
v. get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage
"She had hoped, she realized, as she walked down the lawn, breathing in the brisk fall air, that simply calling a lawyer, simply speaking the word divorce out loud, would be enough to cause some kind of transformation to take place."
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