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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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I got up softly and went to feel and see if the paper DID move, and when I came back John was awake.
Well, Tom's got the real article, if ever a fellow had," rejoined the other.
Just about this time, I got hold of a book entitled "The Columbian Orator.
But the money he got for that too began to go, so he sold the brown suit he wore on Sundays and went on becoming poorer and poorer.
It's no good talking to them when they've got it bad.
I say, it would be curious if it got into Bulstrode's hands after all.
I've got enough plain horse-sense to know a man ain't supposed to argue marriage with a girl as a reason for getting acquainted with her.
Haven't got an Airedale," he said, and just then his eyes chanced to fall on Michael.
Rook having got rid of his wife, is in excellent spirits.
He had his talk with the doctor, and got very little comfort out of it, for he found that "just what he might do" was nothing at all; though the prospect of some study by and by, if all went well, gave him courage to bear the woes of the present.
Matthew Cuthbert's father, as shy and silent as his son after him, had got as far away as he possibly could from his fellow men without actually retreating into the woods when he founded his homestead.
When I ponder on them seeds I don't find it nowise hard to believe that we've got souls that'll live in other worlds.