|bed and board|
|1.||sleeping accommodation and meals|
|2.||(US) law divorce from bed and board a form of divorce whereby the parties are prohibited from living together but the marriage is not dissolved|
bed and board
Lodging and meals, as in Housekeepers usually earn a standard salary in addition to bed and board. This phrase was first recorded in the York Manual (c. 1403), which stipulated certain connubial duties: "Her I take ... to be my wedded wife, to hold to have at bed and at board." Later bed was used merely to denote a place to sleep.