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judicial separation

noun, Law.
1.
a decree of legal separation of spouses that does not dissolve the marriage bond.
Also called limited divorce.
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judicial separation

noun
1.
(family law) a court decree requiring a man and wife to cease cohabiting but not dissolving the marriage See also a mensa et thoro Compare divorce
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