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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divorce  \Di*vorce"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Divorced};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Divorcing}.]  [Cf.  F.  divorcer.  See  {Divorce},  n.] 
  1.  To  dissolve  the  marriage  contract  of  either  wholly  or 
  partially;  to  separate  by  divorce. 
 
  2.  To  separate  or  disunite;  to  sunder. 
 
  It  [a  word]  was  divorced  from  its  old  sense 
  --Earle. 
 
  3.  To  make  away  to  put  away 
 
  Nothing  but  death  Shall  e'er  divorce  my  dignities. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divorce  \Di*vorce"\,  n.  [F.  divorce,  L.  divortium  fr 
  divortere  divertere,  to  turn  different  ways,  to  separate. 
  See  {Divert}.] 
  1.  (Law) 
  a  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  ``from  the  bond  of 
  matrimony.'' 
  b  The  separation  of  a  married  woman  from  the  bed  and 
  board  of  her  husband  --  divorce  a  mensa  et  toro  (or 
  thoro),  ``from  bed  board.'' 
 
  2.  The  decree  or  writing  by  which  marriage  is  dissolved. 
 
  3.  Separation;  disunion  of  things  closely  united. 
 
  To  make  divorce  of  their  incorporate  league.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  That  which  separates.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  {Bill  of  divorce}.  See  under  {Bill}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  divorce 
  n  :  the  legal  dissolution  of  a  marriage  [syn:  {divorcement}] 
  v  1:  part  cease  or  break  association  with  "She  disassociated 
  herself  from  the  organization  when  she  found  out  the 
  identity  of  the  president"  [syn:  {dissassociate},  {dissociate}, 
  {disunite},  {disjoint}] 
  2:  get  a  divorce;  formally  terminate  a  marriage;  "The  couple 
  divorced  after  only  6  months"  [syn:  {split  up}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Divorce 
  The  dissolution  of  the  marriage  tie  was  regulated  by  the  Mosaic 
  law  (Deut.  24:1-4).  The  Jews,  after  the  Captivity,  were  reguired 
  to  dismiss  the  foreign  women  they  had  married  contrary  to  the 
  law  (Ezra  10:11-19).  Christ  limited  the  permission  of  divorce  to 
  the  single  case  of  adultery.  It  seems  that  it  was  not  uncommon 
  for  the  Jews  at  that  time  to  dissolve  the  union  on  very  slight 
  pretences  (Matt.  5:31,  32;  19:1-9;  Mark  10:2-12;  Luke  16:18). 
  These  precepts  given  by  Christ  regulate  the  law  of  divorce  in 
  the  Christian  Church. 
 




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