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legal separation

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  • Moreover, mere unhappiness, mere disappointment of the affections, does not establish a claim for legal separation.

    Not Pretty, But Precious John Hay, et al.
  • I presume you will want to do something about a legal separation––and if you do not I shall.

    The Gorgeous Girl Nalbro Bartley
  • The case was brought before the court, a decision was promptly rendered, and a legal separation was thus effected.

  • "She said something about a legal separation," answered Wellesley.

    In the Mayor's Parlour J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  • Minor degrees of unworthiness may entitle the innocent party to a legal separation, but without the power of re-marriage.

    August Comte and Positivism John-Stuart Mill
  • This was immediately before her legal separation from her husband.

    Women of Modern France (Illustrated) Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
  • He not only did not bother about getting a legal separation, but he ran away with a young girl, whom he had grown to love.

  • Capella wishes to be rid of his wife, by death or legal separation.

British Dictionary definitions for legal separation

legal separation

noun
1.
another term (esp US) for judicial separation
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