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A Bill of Divorcement


  1. "A Bill of Divorcement" is a 1932 drama film written by Clemence Dane, Howard Estabrook and Harry Wagstaff Gribble and directed by George Cukor.
  2. "A Bill of Divorcement" is a 1940 drama film directed by John Farrow.
  3. "A Bill of Divorcement" is a 1922 British silent drama film directed by Denison Clift and starring Constance Binney, Fay Compton and Malcolm Keen. It was adapted from Clemence Dane's play A Bill of Divorcement, which was later turned into a 1932 sound film.


"A Bill of Divorcement" is a British written by Clemence Dane as a reaction to a law passed in Britain in the early 1920s that allowed insanity as grounds for a woman divorcing her husband.

  • also known as "A bill of divorcement: a play in three acts"

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Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

Selznick directed Katharine Hepburn in the 1932 film "A Bill of Divorcement." Divorcement survives in the general figurative Document Design 289 sense "the severance or complete separation of.

Google previewDictionary of Christianity (2013)

by J.C. Cooper

A Bill of Divorcement is a phrase from former days of divorce procedure. Before the Matrimonial Causes Act, 1857, 'divorce', or in effect judicial separation, could be granted only by the ecclesiastical courts, but remarriage was prohibited ...

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