[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 divesture
Having effected her divesture, she left her to herself for a while, and proceeded to procure her some refreshments.Hildebrand
Word Origin and History for divesture
c.1600, from divest on analogy of investiture. Economics sense is from 1961.
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