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divorce court

a court having jurisdiction over termination of marital relations, as actions for divorce or annulment. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If our husbands are drunkards or brutes who abuse us, and we fly to the refuge of the divorce-court, we are notorious.

  • And this divorce-court—it's not nice—it's a horrible thing for respectable people.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • She is as much afraid of her servants as an Englishwoman who lives in dread of a trial in the divorce-court.

    Another Study of Woman Honore de Balzac
  • She and van Rooz are calling each other names in the divorce-court now.

    Running Sands Reginald Wright Kauffman
  • There was a horrible legal, end-of-all-things, divorce-court flavour about the word.

    A Safety Match Ian Hay
  • We have the passions of the divorce-court and the Stock Exchange.

    The Divine Fire May Sinclair
  • It suggested the legal instinct scenting the divorce-court from afar.

    The Helpmate May Sinclair
  • I feel as if they had burnt the damning letter in scarlet upon my breast—branded by law, divorce-court law!

    A Butterfly on the Wheel Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • If we found a divorce-court judge writing a treatise on marriage we should smile.

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