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Divorcee vs. Divorce

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Divorceenoun

A person divorced.

Divorcenoun

The legal dissolution of a marriage.

‘Richard obtained a divorce from his wife some years ago, but hasn't returned to the dating scene.’;

Divorceenoun

A person divorced.

Divorcenoun

A separation of connected things.

‘The Civil War split between Virginia and West Virginia was a divorce based along cultural and economic as well as geographic lines.’;

Divorceenoun

a divorced woman or a woman who is separated from her husband

Divorcenoun

(zoology) The separation of a bonded pair of animals.

Divorcenoun

(obsolete) That which separates.

Divorceverb

(transitive) To legally dissolve a marriage between two people.

‘A ship captain can marry couples, but cannot divorce them.’;

Divorceverb

(transitive) To end one's own marriage to (a person) in this way.

‘Lucy divorced Steve when she discovered that he had been unfaithful.’;

Divorceverb

(intransitive) To obtain a legal divorce.

‘Edna and Simon divorced last year; he got the house, and she retained the business.’;

Divorceverb

(transitive) To separate something that was connected.

‘The radical group voted to divorce itself from the main faction and start an independent movement.’;

Divorcenoun

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.

Divorcenoun

The decree or writing by which marriage is dissolved.

Divorcenoun

Separation; disunion of things closely united.

‘To make divorce of their incorporate league.’;

Divorcenoun

That which separates.

Divorceverb

To dissolve the marriage contract of, either wholly or partially; to separate by divorce.

Divorceverb

To separate or disunite; to sunder.

‘It [a word] was divorced from its old sense.’;

Divorceverb

To make away; to put away.

‘Nothing but deathShall e'er divorce my dignities.’;

Divorcenoun

the legal dissolution of a marriage

Divorceverb

part; cease or break association with;

‘She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president’;

Divorceverb

get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage;

‘The couple divorced after only 6 months’;

Divorce

Divorce (also known as dissolution of marriage) is the process of terminating a marriage or marital union. Divorce usually entails the canceling or reorganizing of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage, thus dissolving the bonds of matrimony between a married couple under the rule of law of the particular country or state.

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