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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Divorcement, n. Also: dyvorcement, divorsement; devorsement, -voirsment, -wors(e)ment. [e.m.E. devorcement (1528), divorsment (1551), etc.] Divorce. 1558-66 Knox II. 342.
That Judges be appointed to hear the causes of divorsement
1563-1570 Buch. Wr. 51.
Ane commissioun of diuorcement of the Erll Boithuile and the quene
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr.110.
This dyvorcement wes maid … that the said erle suld marie the quenis majestie
1574 Misc. Maitl. C. I. 104.
Scho … persewit him for deuorsement befoir the commissaris of the beschope of Duryme
1590 St. A. Kirk S. 685.
Beatrix Ade … desyrit the sessionis testimoniall … that sche may seik devoirsment
c1615 Chron. Kings 112.
The Erlle of Bothuellis wyff wes compellit to seik deworsement

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