divorce noun definition in Legal processes topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Legal processes topic
[uncountable, countable] the legal ending of a marriage The marriage ended in divorce in 1996. an increase in the divorce rate (= the number of divorces in a year) They have agreed to get a divorce. Divorce proceedings (= the legal process of divorce) started today. Bella wants a divorce. He remarried after a divorce from his first wife, Kate. She told him she was filing for divorce.

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