Divorced
Divorce Di*vorce", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Divorced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Divorcing}.] [Cf. F. divorcer. See {Divorce}, n.] 1. To dissolve the marriage contract of, either wholly or partially; to separate by divorce. [1913 Webster]

2. To separate or disunite; to sunder. [1913 Webster]

It [a word] was divorced from its old sense. --Earle. [1913 Webster]

3. To make away; to put away. [1913 Webster]

Nothing but death Shall e'er divorce my dignities. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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