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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

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

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

The details surrounding both my marriage and subsequent filing for divorce are private, and I had hoped to keep them that way for the sake of my family.
Eminem

He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

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