get

(redirected from getting off)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
References in periodicals archive ?
Megan Edwards's Getting Off on Frank Sinatra debuts a mystery series featuring Copper Black, a newbie writer for Sin City's newspaper, the Las Vegas Light.
Getting off it was practically impossible due to the bureaucratic nightmares involved.
Police closed off Park Road in Dingle after a man was stabbed after getting off a night bus |
Philip Grey, who is from the Stanley area, died when he was struck by a car moments after getting off a bus on the A693 in East Stanley.
The victims - a husband and wife who were travelling with their child, were getting off the train as two men were boarding.
He pointed out that elderly people coming out on the bus from Middlesbrough town centre were not getting off on the Blue Bell Hotel side of the road.
EWAN MC GREGOR is finally getting off his motorbike - to go to jail with Jim Carrey.
Nearly one in five movers are considering getting off the property ladder in a bid to cash in on the value of their home before prices fall, figures showed today.
Travelers are provided with easy to read and clearly detailed road maps for autoroute driving; precise road maps of all major metropolitan areas for getting off the highways and into the cities; vicinity maps of Paris which also show significant points of interest outside the city and how to get to them; city street maps drawn large scale; and a comprehensive index for easy access to desired map page information.
A MANHUNT was under way today after three teenage girls were stabbed after getting off a bus.
Incumbent carriers, led by Continental Airlines, have lobbied hard to keep Virgin America from getting off the ground.
The ending is rather unexpected, and there's a lot for readers to ponder and debate in this gripping tale about race, justice, getting off drugs, and telling the truth.