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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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Jo comes out of Tom-all-Alone's, meeting the tardy morning which is always late in getting down there, and munches his dirty bit of bread as he comes along.
Should I succeed in getting down to the boats, I will make known the condition in which I have left you, and measures may then be taken to secure our escape.
Her feeble voice sounded so far away in her bundle of shawls, and the sound of another voice addressing her seemed to take such a long time in getting down to her ears, that she might have been lying at the bottom of a well.
Without lifting her eyes from the page she replied: "I presume she's getting down her trunk.
From one of these spells he was wakened by the stoppage of the cab; and, getting down, found himself in quite a country road, the last lamp of the suburb shining some way below, and the high walls of a garden rising before him in the dark.
The general was stout and tall, the president offered him the side of the railing to assist him in getting down.
But her life was just now full of hope and action: she was not only thinking of her plans, but getting down learned books from the library and reading many things hastily (that she might be a little less ignorant in talking to Mr.
Only a few feet from him Julius Laspara was getting down hurriedly from his high stool.
In regard to the latter suggestions of the orator, it appears that Allamistakeo had certain scruples of conscience, the nature of which I did not distinctly learn; but he expressed himself satisfied with the apologies tendered, and, getting down from the table, shook hands with the company all round.
It must have been one o'clock before we drove in a hansom as far as Kensington Church, instead of getting down at the gates of our private road to ruin.
Friend, thou hast said enough," said the Beggar, getting down from the stile.
I won't be responsible for that dog," I protested getting down the bank and advancing towards her.