|1.||[ noun ] (law,writing) an order to an offending party to rid itself of property; it has the purpose of depriving the defendant of the gains of wrongful behavior|
"the court found divestiture to be necessary in preventing a monopoly"
|Related terms:||court_order law|
|2.||[ noun ] (business) the sale by a company of a product line or a subsidiary or a division|
|Related terms:||sale divest|