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get

verb accumulate, achieve, acquire, appropriate, attain, capture, collect, earn, elicit, gain, gain possession of, gather, harvest, obtain, possess, procure, realize, receive, recover, secure, seize, take, take over, take possession of
Associated concepts: devices and bequests under a will, laws of intestacy
See also: acquire, attain, collect, derive, gain, incur, obtain, possess, procure, raise, reach, realize, reap, receive, secure

get

a Jewish religious divorce without which partners are not free to be properly married within the faith. It is organized through the BETH DIN. The Beth Din does not grant a decree; it merely supervises the writing of the get, the deed recording the dissolution. All that is required is to show that the parties consent to divorce. In the UK, however, divorce does not require consent, so a conflict can arise where a party has a civil divorce but not a religious divorce. In England and Wales, by virtue of the Divorce (Religious Marriages) Act 2002, the court has power to refuse decree absolute, where, inter alia, the parties were married according to the ‘usages of the Jews’, to refuse a decree of divorce until a declaration is obtained from both parties that the necessary religious steps have been taken.
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There is one thing to be said of it,' Louisa repeated in her former curious tone; 'it will be getting away from home.
The clerk who generally went happened to be ill, and a press of work prevented any of the others from getting away.
Her mother ran to her, eager to seize the poorest excuse for getting away from me.
I wanted to be getting away before the old man got back, but of course I didn't let on.
We are always getting away from the present movement.
Getting away from that house may be hard, but it is nothing to the misery that we all went through getting you into it.
There's no getting away from them rings he wears," Daughtry overheard Simon Nishikanta that evening telling Grimshaw in the dark on the weather poop.
I am getting away, though, I fear, from my "furnished apartments," and I hardly know how to get back.
All his talk about getting away from here is just because he has some scheme in his head to get rid of us.
When he saw Pike, one of the new dogs, a clever malingerer and thief, slyly steal a slice of bacon when Perrault's back was turned, he duplicated the performance the following day, getting away with the whole chunk.
Ten minutes would have been all that was necessary, perhaps all that was proper; and I had told my father I should certainly be at home before himbut there was no getting away, no pause; and, to my utter astonishment, I found, when he (finding me nowhere else) joined me there at last, that I had been actually sitting with them very nearly threequarters of an hour.
Thorpe only laughed, smacked his whip, encouraged his horse, made odd noises, and drove on; and Catherine, angry and vexed as she was, having no power of getting away, was obliged to give up the point and submit.