divestiture or di·vest·ment [dih- ves-ti-cher, -ch oo r or dih- vest-m uh nt; dahy-] noun something, as property or investments, that has been divested: to reexamine the company's acquisitions and divestitures. Also di·ves·ture . [dih- ves-cher, -ch oo r, dahy-] /dɪˈvɛs tʃər, -tʃʊər, daɪ-/ the sale of business holdings or part of a company, especially under legal compulsion.
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Examples from the Web for divestiture Historical Examples of divestiture
divestiture of sensation proceeds to such an extent that there is nothing left beyond what M. Villey calls the pure form.
He is more puzzled over this problem of
divestiture than any other, and finds the solution of it only in "sexual selection." Word Origin and History for divestiture n.
divest on analogy of investiture. Economics sense is from 1961.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
divestiture [(deye- ves-tuh-chuhr, deye- ves-tuh-choor)]
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.
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