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divorcement

[dih-vawrs-muh nt, -vohrs-] /dɪˈvɔrs mənt, -ˈvoʊrs-/
noun
1.
divorce; separation.
Origin of divorcement
Related forms
predivorcement, noun
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  • A writing of divorcement is made out, and the parties are free.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • Let him write her a bill of divorcement and give it in her hand and send her out of his house.

    The Necessity of Atheism Dr. D.M. Brooks
  • That after matrimonye be contracted, the Kyrk may mack no 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
  • He must give her a "writing of divorcement," which set forth the fact that she had been his wife.

    Oriental Women

    Edward Bagby Pollard
  • 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
  • This divorcement was made to the effect that the said Earl should marry the Queen's Majesty.

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

    Walks and Words of Jesus M. N. Olmsted
  • Rome persisted in forcing a schism, and this was Luther's bill of divorcement.

    Luther and the Reformation: Joseph A. Seiss
  • With a word you announce me wedded to you; with another you speak our divorcement.

    The City of Delight Elizabeth Miller
British Dictionary definitions for divorcement

divorcement

/dɪˈvɔːsmənt/
noun
1.
a less common word for divorce
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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