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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

Ah, yes, divorce... from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet.
Robin Williams

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

Dad could talk about peace and love out loud to the world, but he could never show it to the people who supposedly meant the most to him: his wife and son. How can you talk about peace and love and have a family in bits and pieces - no communication, adultery, divorce? You can't do it, not if you're being true and honest with yourself.
Julian Lennon

When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they 'don't understand' one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
Helen Rowland

I do not consider divorce an evil by any means. It is just as much a refuge for women married to brutal men as Canada was to the slaves of brutal masters.
Susan B. Anthony
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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