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 (dĭ-vĕs′tĭ-chər, -cho͝or′, dī-)
1. An act of divesting.
2. The sale, liquidation, or spinoff of a corporate division or subsidiary.

[From Medieval Latin dīvestītus, past participle of dīvestīre, to undress, variant of disvestīre : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin vestīre, to dress; see vestment.]


(dɪˈvɛs tɪ tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər, daɪ-)

1. the act of divesting.
2. the state of being divested.
3. something, as property or investments, that has been divested.
4. the sale of business holdings by government order.
[1595–1605; di-2 + (in) vestiture]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.divestiture - an order to an offending party to rid itself of property; it has the purpose of depriving the defendant of the gains of wrongful behavior; "the court found divestiture to be necessary in preventing a monopoly"
court order - a writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.divestiture - the sale by a company of a product line or a subsidiary or a division
sale - a particular instance of selling; "he has just made his first sale"; "they had to complete the sale before the banks closed"


The condition of being deprived of what one once had or ought to have:


, divestment
n (form)
(= deprivation) (of clothes)Entkleidung f, → Entblößung f; (of rights) → Beraubung f
(Fin: of investment) → Veräußerung f
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