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[dih-vawrs-muh nt, -vohrs-] /dɪˈvɔrs mənt, -ˈvoʊrs-/
divorce; separation.
Origin of divorcement
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predivorcement, noun Unabridged
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  • He was then to write her a bill of divorcement, give it in her hand, and let her out of the house.

    Woman under socialism August Bebel
  • A writing of divorcement is made out, and the parties are free.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • When a couple applies for a writ of divorcement it is the duty of the rabbi to persuade them from the step.

  • And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.

    Walks and Words of Jesus M. N. Olmsted
  • The Pharisees had a ready rejoinder: "Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?"

    Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
  • With a word you announce me wedded to you; with another you speak our divorcement.

    The City of Delight Elizabeth Miller
  • That after matrimonye be contracted, the Kyrk may mack no divorcement.

  • If her husband is unable to perform the sexual act a wife can compel him to grant her a deed of divorcement.

  • Then he might write her a bill of divorcement, give it in her hand and send her out of his house.

    Woman and Socialism August Bebel
  • They have no marriage ceremony, nor form of divorcement, other than what has been mentioned.

British Dictionary definitions for divorcement


a less common word for divorce
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