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Definition of Divorce

Divorce

  1. 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.
  2. The separation of a married woman from the bed and board of her husband -- divorce a mensa et toro (/ thoro), "from bed board."
  3. The decree or writing by which marriage is dissolved.
  4. Separation; disunion of things closely united.
  5. That which separates.
  6. To dissolve the marriage contract of, either wholly or partially; to separate by divorce.
  7. To separate or disunite; to sunder.
  8. To make away; to put away.

Divorce Quotations

After my parents' divorce when I was 4, I spent weekends with my dad before we finally moved to California. By the time Sunday rolled around, I was incapable of enjoying the day's activities, of being in the moment, because I was already dreading the inevitable goodbye of Sunday evening.
Rob Lowe

Let any pretty girl announce a divorce in Hollywood and the wolves come running. Fresh meat for the beast, and they are always hungry.
Hedy Lamarr

I had a really good childhood up until I was nine, then a classic case of divorce really affected me.
Kurt Cobain

In my divorce, I stood up and said to my ex-wife, 'Hey, I messed up. This had nothing to do with you. I didn't understand what marriage was. I cheated. I was wrong. We couldn't fix it; it got worse. I stepped away because I didn't want it to get any worse. You're the mother of my kids - I don't want to hate you.'
Kevin Hart

I don't see divorce as a failure. I see it as the end to a story. In a story, everything has an end and a beginning.
Olga Kurylenko
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Divorce Translations

divorce in Danish is skilsmisse
divorce in Dutch is echtscheiding, scheiding
divorce in German is scheiden, Ehescheidung, Scheidung
divorce in Italian is divorzio
divorce in Latin is abruptio
divorce in Norwegian is skildmisse, skilles
divorce in Spanish is divorcio
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