action for divorce
See divorce.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • divorce — The legal separation of man and wife, effected by the judgment or decree of a court, and either totally dissolving the marriage relation, or suspending its effects so far as concerns the cohabitation of the parties. See also alimony equitable… …   Black's law dictionary

  • divorce — The legal separation of man and wife, effected by the judgment or decree of a court, and either totally dissolving the marriage relation, or suspending its effects so far as concerns the cohabitation of the parties. See also alimony equitable… …   Black's law dictionary

  • divorce — divorceable, adj. divorcer, n. divorcive, adj. /di vawrs , vohrs /, n., v. divorced, divorcing. n. 1. a judicial declaration dissolving a marriage in whole or in part, esp. one that releases the husband and wife from all matrimonial obligations.… …   Universalium

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