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divorce

  

      n  
1    the dissolution of a marriage by judgment of a court or by accepted custom  
2    a judicial decree declaring a marriage to be dissolved  
3    a separation, esp. one that is total or complete  
      vb  
4    to separate or be separated by divorce; give or obtain a divorce (to a couple or from one's spouse)  
5    tr   to remove or separate, esp. completely  
     (C14: from Old French, from Latin divortium from divertere to separate; see divert)  
  divorceable      adj  
  divorcer      n  
  divorcive      adj  
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divorce

  
1   
      n   annulment, breach, break, decree nisi, dissolution, disunion, rupture, separation, severance, split-up  
2   
      vb   annul, disconnect, dissociate, dissolve     (marriage)   disunite, divide, part, separate, sever, split up, sunder  

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