a judicial declaration dissolving a marriage in whole or in part, especially one that releases the marriage partners from all matrimonial obligations.: Compare judicial separation.
any formal separation of spouses according to established custom.
to break the marriage contract between oneself and (one's spouse) by divorce: She divorced her husband.
to separate by divorce: The judge divorced the couple.
to separate; cut off: Life and art cannot be divorced.
to get a divorce.
- di·vorce·a·ble, adjective
- di·vorc·er, noun
- di·vor·cive, adjective
- non·di·vorced, adjective
- un·di·vorce·a·ble, adjective
- un·di·vorced, adjective
Other definitions for divorcé (2 of 2)
a divorced man.
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How to use divorce in a sentence
Though breakups and divorces don’t typically bring about happy feelings, the big D word certainly is bringing happiness to R&B singer Keyshia Cole.Keyshia Cole Is Finally Divorced From Daniel Gibson | Jasmine Grant | September 4, 2020 | Essence.com
I think we might find other people who were married to him or are still married to him and are trying to get an annulment or a divorce and can’t locate him.“People want to believe”: How Love Fraud builds an absorbing docuseries around a romantic con man | Alissa Wilkinson | September 4, 2020 | Vox
In 2018, a woman in the northern Somali town of Lasanod told a district court while asking for a divorce that her construction worker husband was spending most of his wages on khat and regularly beating her with electrical wires.How the Pandemic Is Saving Lives in the Horn of Africa | Eromo Egbejule | September 3, 2020 | Ozy
Since her divorce, Scott—who announced a name change from Bezos in July—has emerged as a prominent philanthropist.MacKenzie Scott is now the wealthiest woman in the world | ehinchliffe | September 2, 2020 | Fortune
Hormones also equip us to handle daily and long-term stresses — such as high-stakes exams or divorce in the family.
If you think divorce between two people is messy and traumatic, imagine divorcing yourself.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement | Tim Teeman | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Just a week after her divorce, she was invited to a wedding by her sister-in-law.
The pair began their relationship in 2007, and went public with it in 2010 after her divorce was finalized.Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex | Lizzie Crocker | November 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She moved out a month later, and du Pont subsequently filed for divorce.
divorce ensued, along with a deluge of humiliating media coverage.
Quite frequently, the statute provides that there shall be no dower in case of divorce for the wife's fault.
An absolute divorce, even though for the husband's fault, divests the wife of dower, unless her right is saved by statute.
A husband does not lose his homestead when his wife withdraws from the family under a decree of divorce.
Adultery is a cause recognized in all of them, for which an absolute divorce can be granted.
Desertion is a general ground of divorce, the law in every state prescribing a period of time, quite often three years.
British Dictionary definitions for divorce (1 of 2)
the dissolution of a marriage by judgment of a court or by accepted custom
a judicial decree declaring a marriage to be dissolved
a separation, esp one that is total or complete
to separate or be separated by divorce; give or obtain a divorce (to a couple or from one's spouse)
(tr) to remove or separate, esp completely
- divorceable, adjective
- divorcer, noun
- divorcive, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for divorcé (2 of 2)
a man who has been divorced
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