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Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English volume

Divorce

Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English vol.
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Divorce  (DIVORCE)


Where divorce 1 as an institution is recognized, the dissolution of marriage (510-2) may take place through the granting of a decree of divorce 2 to one of the spouses. In some countries a spouse may be repudiated 3 by the other. Persons whose marriages have been dissolved by divorce are called divorced persons 4. The French words divorcée (fr) 6 (woman) or divorce 5 (man) are sometimes used in English, though the masculine form is rare.

  • 1. Divorce, n. and v.

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