diremption

diremption

[dih-remp-shuhn]
noun
a sharp division into two parts; disjunction; separation.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin diremptiōn- (stem of diremptiō), equivalent to dirempt(us) (past participle of dirimere to separate, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + -imere, combining form of emere to take, buy) + -ion- -ion

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