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Divorce and Annulment

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Law
Length:
985 words

Divorce.

Although Roman law by the third century allowed divorce at the will of either party, canon law influenced the

Divorce

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
Length:
2,269 words

is the formal dissolution of the contract and union between a husband and wife, enabling one or both of them

Divorce

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
640 words

Jewish divorce procedures are based on the Rabbinic understanding of Deuteronomy (24: 1–2): ‘When a man hath taken a wife,

Divorce

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,020 words

In the Hebrew Bible the right of divorce is presupposed. However, like many other customs associated with family life (

Divorce

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
6,555 words
Illustration(s):
2

[This entry contains four subentries, on divorce in ancient Greek law, in English common law, in Islamic law, and in

Divorce

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008

This entry presents the demographic trends of divorce and the social changes that have impacted the divorce rate. A cultural

Divorce

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
760 words

became possible in the Australian colonies when the first comprehensive divorce legislation was enacted in the years immediately following the

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
245 words

Before the Reformation marriages could not be dissolved by formal procedures. By the end of the 16th century all the

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
294 words

Before the Reformation marriages could not be dissolved by formal procedures. By the end of the 16th century all the ...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
350 words

The legal separation of married partners. In the OT *marriage is not regarded as a relationship (such as that

divorce

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
419 words

was recognized in Gaelic Irish law as a legal procedure for the dissolution of a marriage contract, permitting either party

divorce

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
Length:
382 words

In western canon law marriage was deemed to be indissoluble. This injunction meant that in the Western Church divorce a vinculo matrimonii...

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,480 words

A divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage usually requiring an order of the court. While divorces obtained

DIVORCE

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,242 words
The Bible permits a man to divorce his wife if he has found something unseemly about her (no details are given), in which case he writes her a bill of divorcement, hands it to her, and ... More
Divorce

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Roderick Phillips and Roderick Phillips

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
5,315 words
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1
This entry consists of two subentries:Overview Comparative History Overview Divorce is the process that dissolves a marriage and, in principle, permits the former wife ... More
divorce

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
373 words

The West Byzantium

Divorce

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Judith Herrin and Alexander Kazhdan

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
608 words
(διαζύγιον) or dissolution of marriage ([dia]lysis tou gamou) was a concept alien to classical Roman law, which acknowledged the right to end a marriage at any time by mutual agreement or ... More
divorce

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James G. Snell

The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
693 words
The early history of divorce in Canada is a tale of restriction and limited tolerance. Before Confederation, local divorce courts were established in most colonies—New Brunswick, Prince ... More
divorce laws in the early 19th century

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Beverly Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
396 words
Before 1857 divorce was extremely rare. Ecclesiastical courts granted divorce for adultery, extreme cruelty, and desertion, but prohibited remarriage for either spouse. Secular divorce, ... More

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