Meaning of DIVORCE in English

I. noun Etymology: Middle English divorse, from Anglo-French, from Latin divortium, from divertere, divortere to divert, to leave one's husband Date: 14th century the action or an instance of legally dissolving a marriage, separation , severance , II. verb (~d; divorcing) Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to end marriage with (one's spouse) by ~ , to dissolve the marriage contract between , to make or keep separate ; separate , intransitive verb to obtain a ~, see: separate ~ment noun

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