[dih-ves-ti-cher, -choo r or dih-vest-muh nt; dahy-]
- the act of divesting.
- the state of being divested.
- something, as property or investments, that has been divested: to reexamine the company's acquisitions and divestitures.
- Also di·ves·ture [dih-ves-cher, -choo r, dahy-] /dɪˈvɛs tʃər, -tʃʊər, daɪ-/. the sale of business holdings or part of a company, especially under legal compulsion.
Origin of divestiture
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Examples from the Web for divestment
But when it comes to energy, divestment from coal or fossil fuels is much more symbolic—and not very meaningful.
Divestment may an appealing short-term action for people concerned with the effects of coal and fossil fuels on the environment.
And in the case of South Africa, the divestment effort helped hasten the demise of an evil regime.
Given the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) platform, probably not.'Disappearing Palestine' Vancouver Bus Ads Rile Jewish Organizations
August 29, 2013
This year has seen some notable victories for the pro-Palestine boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement.A Brief History of Hawking’s Boycott
May 8, 2013
But in a slack and unreflecting fashion the divestment has gone on until the aggregate effect is unmistakable.
Word Origin and History for divestment
c.1600, from divest on analogy of investiture. Economics sense is from 1961.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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