Origin of divestiture
Examples from the Web for divestiture
He is more puzzled over this problem of divestiture than any other, and finds the solution of it only in "sexual selection."Life: Its True Genesis|R. W. Wright
This divestiture of sensation proceeds to such an extent that there is nothing left beyond what M. Villey calls the pure form.Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge|Alexander Philip
c.1600, from divest on analogy of investiture. Economics sense is from 1961.
The act of a corporation or conglomerate in getting rid of a subsidiary company or division. In a tactic to pressure South Africa to end apartheid, during the 1980s many Americans and Europeans urged divestiture on corporations doing business in South Africa.