verb (used with object), di·vorced, di·vorc·ing.
verb (used without object), di·vorced, di·vorc·ing.
- divorce court,
- divorce mill,
Origin of divorce
Origin of divorcé
Examples from the Web for divorce
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|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.
Ruby also danced in a chorus of a Hollywood club for a while, as her marriage deteriorated and finally ended in divorce.
And I told him also it was no use his trying to get a divorce from me, as he had nothing to go upon.A Country Sweetheart|Dora Russell
"After the divorce Ida came to me," she said, speaking more freely.Van Bibber and Others|Richard Harding Davis
The Divorce bill of 1857 was introduced in the Lords, and passed by them without effective resistance.
It is made very difficult for a woman to secure a divorce, etc.The Modern Woman's Rights Movement|Kaethe Schirmacher
She ignored the Divorce; her passionate remorse asserted itself as obstinately as ever.The Evil Genius|Wilkie Collins
Word Origin for divorce
late 14c., from Old French divorce (14c.), from Latin divortium "separation, dissolution of marriage," from divertere "to separate, leave one's husband, turn aside" (see divert). Not distinguished in English from legal separation until mid-19c.
late 14c., from Old French divorcer, from divorce (see divorce (n.)). Related: Divorced; divorcing.