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Complete separation.


(Law) a less common word for divorce


(dɪˈvɔrs mənt, -ˈvoʊrs-)

divorce; separation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.divorcement - the legal dissolution of a marriagedivorcement - the legal dissolution of a marriage
separation - the social act of separating or parting company; "the separation of church and state"
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"


The act or an instance of separating one thing from another:
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Vita (2000) shows that states with divorcement laws, which restrict vertical integration, have higher average prices.
When a man takes a wife, and marries her, then it comes to pass, if she finds no favor in his eyes, because he has found some unseemly thing in her, that he writes her a bill of divorce, and gives it in her hand, and sends her out of his house, and she departs out of his house, and goes and becomes another man's wife, and the latter husband hates her, and writes her a bill of divorcement, and gives it in her hand, and sends her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, who took her to be his wife; her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife.
65) Michael Vita, Regulatory Restrictions on Vertical Integration and Control: The Competitive Impact of Gasoline Divorcement Policies, 18 J.
The divorcement between American industry and American arts now appears a foregone conclusion.
once and for all, marked the divorcement of church and state.
34), it was incorrectly stated that the actress won her first Academy Award for 1932's A Bill of Divorcement.
Back at RI<O Pictures during the early 1930s where he would be hard at work on such pictures as What Price Hollywood, A Bill of Divorcement, and Rockabye (all from 1932), one of his biographers tells of Cukor's partiality for the teamwork approach to filmmaking.
The authors could not obtain estimates for demographic factors such as income and population density or for competitive conditions such as distance, number of terminals, and divorcement regulations because the data are time-invariant.
Men with a sense of conscience sent wives bills of divorcement, but frequently married men lost themselves in foreign landscapes and were never heard from again.