Simple Definition of divestiture
finance : the act of selling stock, property, etc., because of a government order
Full Definition of divestiture
1 : the act of divesting
2 : the compulsory transfer of title or disposal of interests (as stock in a corporation) upon government order
Examples of divestiture
Divestitures are used to break up monopolies.
Before divestiture, the telephone company monopolized the state.
Origin of divestiture
divest + -iture (as in investiture)
First Known Use: 1601
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