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Definition of 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

I firmly believe that every six years, a person goes through a serious change. Think about it: At 6, you start school. At about 12, you start hitting puberty. And then it goes on. You start hitting these different mental levels, and people change. I think that's part of the reason the divorce rate is so high.
Randy Houser

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

Is everything funny? For me, yes. There's a positive to every negative. Even my divorce? For me, yes. If you go back and look at it, why it happened or how it happened, there's something in there that'll make you laugh.
Kevin Hart

The importance of human life should be universally respected - and that refers to children before they are born and after. All children have the right to be brought up in a loving two-parent family where the notion of divorce is not even possible.
Christopher Monckton

Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.
Jim Morrison
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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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