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Definition of divorce:

  1. 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.
  2. Separation; disunion of things closely united.
  3. That which separates.
  4. The decree or writing by which marriage is dissolved.
  5. The separation of a married woman from the bed and board of her husband - divorce a mensa et toro ( thoro), from bed board.
  6. To dissolve the marriage contract of, either wholly or partially; to separate by divorce.
  7. To make away; to put away.
  8. To separate or disunite; to sunder.

Synonyms:

split up, divorcement, disjunction, come apart, dissociate, severance, disseverance, decouple, carve up, assemble, parting, dissever, disassociate, break up, fall apart, disseverment, disjuncture, disunion, disunite, disjoint.

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