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Meaning of divestiture

di•vest•i•ture

Pronunciation: (di-ves'ti-chur, -choor", dī-), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of divesting.
  2. the state of being divested.
  3. something, as property or investments, that has been divested: to reexamine the company's acquisitions and divestitures.
  4. the sale of business holdings or part of a company, esp. under legal compulsion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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