divorce a mensa et thoro
divorce a mensa et thoro see divorce

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

divorce a mensa et thoro
n.
A legal separation in which parties are forbidden to live together, but that does not end the marriage; also called divorce from bed and board.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • divorce a mensa et thoro — A judicial decree which terminates the obligation and right of cohabitation but does not affect the status of the parties as married persons or dissolve the marriage. 24 Am J2d Div & S § 1. A limited, partial or qualified divorce which suspends… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • mensa et thoro — Bed and board. See divorce a mensa et thoro …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • mensa et thoro — n. Latin Bed and board. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000. mensa et thoro (Latin: From bed and board.) …   Law dictionary

  • mensa et thoro — /mensa et 06row/ From bed and See divorce …   Black's law dictionary

  • decree a mensa et thoro — See divorce a mensa et thoro …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • a mensa et thoro — From bed and board. See divorce a mensa et thoro …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • a mensa et thoro — literally from bed and board , a form of divorce by way of separation that does not, however, free the parties from the bonds of marriage. In England, before the Matrimonial Causes Act 1857, a decree in these terms from the ecclesiastical courts… …   Law dictionary

  • A mensa et thoro — A men sa et tho ro [L., from board and bed.] (Law) A kind of divorce which does not dissolve the marriage bond, but merely authorizes a separate life of the husband and wife. Abbott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a mensa et thoro — /ey mensa et 06row/ From table and bed, but more commonly translated, from bed and A kind of divorce, which is rather a separation of the parties by law, than a dissolution of the marriage. See separation …   Black's law dictionary

  • a mensa et thoro — /ay men seuh et thawr oh, thohr oh/, Law. pertaining to or noting a divorce that forbids husband and wife to live together but does not dissolve the marriage bond. [1590 1600; < L: lit., from board and bed. See MENSAL2, TORUS] * * * …   Universalium

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