mensa et thoro

a mensa et thoro

[ey men-suh et thawr-oh, thohr-oh]
adjective Law.
pertaining to or noting a divorce that forbids spouses to live together but does not dissolve the marriage bond.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin: literally, from board and bed. See mensal2, torus

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a mensa et thoro (eɪ ˈmɛnsə ɛt ˈθɔːrəʊ)
 
adj
law denoting or relating to a form of divorce in which the parties remain married but do not cohabit: abolished in England in 1857
 
[Latin: from table and bed]

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