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getverb 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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Left-brain' dominance is giving way to a new world in which artistic and holistic right-brain abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead
and who falls behind," Pink writes.
Sometimes one player will refuse to cooperate with others, changing the game into a contest where a player gets ahead
by putting others behind.
Henman said: "You have to try and unsettle his rhythm, but he's a tough opponent once he gets ahead