Bible Dictionaries

King James Dictionary


Additional Links

DIVORCE, n. L. See Divert.

1. A legal dissolution of the bonds of matrimony, or the separation of husband and wife by a judicial sentence. This is properly called a divorce, and called technically, divorce a vinculo matrimonii.
2. The separation of a married woman from the bed and board of her husband, a mensa et thoro.
3. Separation disunion of things closely united.
4. The sentence or writing by which marriage is dissolved.
5. The cause of any penal separation.

The long divorce of steel falls on me.


1. To dissolve the marriage contract, and thus to separate husband and wife.
2. To separate, as a married woman from the bed and board of her husband.
3. To separate or disunite things closely connected to force asunder.
4. To take away to put away.

Copyright Statement
Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Divorce'. King James Dictionary.

Search for…
Enter query in the box below:
Choose a letter to browse:
Prev Entry
Next Entry