Separate maintenance
Separate Sep"a*rate, p. a. [L. separatus, p. p. ] 1. Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; -- said of things once connected. [1913 Webster]

Him that was separate from his brethren. --Gen. xlix. 26. [1913 Webster]

2. Unconnected; not united or associated; distinct; -- said of things that have not been connected. [1913 Webster]

For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinnere. --Heb. vii. 26. [1913 Webster]

3. Disunited from the body; disembodied; as, a separate spirit; the separate state of souls. [1913 Webster]

{Separate estate} (Law), an estate limited to a married woman independent of her husband.

{Separate maintenance} (Law), an allowance made to a wife by her husband under deed of separation. [1913 Webster] -- {Sep"a*rate*ly}, adv. -- {Sep"a*rate*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • separate maintenance — n: maintenance paid (as by court order) from one spouse to another during separation entitlement to separate maintenance does not extend to the division of marital assets Kennedy v. Kennedy, 662 So. 2d 179 (1995) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of… …   Law dictionary

  • separate maintenance — noun : an allowance made to a wife by her husband under deed of separation or under a court order or decree * * * separate maintenance noun A provision made by a husband for his separated wife • • • Main Entry: ↑separate …   Useful english dictionary

  • separate maintenance — Provision made by a husband for the support of his wife living apart from him. The condition or status of a married woman who is living apart from her husband and is being supported by him, but without being divorced from him. An action which in… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • action for separate maintenance — See separate maintenance …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • maintenance — main·te·nance n 1 a: the act of providing basic and necessary support b: the state of having such support 2: a financial means of providing necessary assistance: as a: alimony b …   Law dictionary

  • Separate — Sep a*rate, p. a. [L. separatus, p. p. ] 1. Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; said of things once connected. [1913 Webster] Him that was separate from his brethren. Gen. xlix. 26. [1913 Webster] 2. Unconnected;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Separate estate — Separate Sep a*rate, p. a. [L. separatus, p. p. ] 1. Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; said of things once connected. [1913 Webster] Him that was separate from his brethren. Gen. xlix. 26. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • separate — sep·a·rate / se pə ˌrāt/ vb rat·ed, rat·ing vt: to cause the separation of vi: to undergo a separation the couple separated last year compare divorce Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …   Law dictionary

  • separate — I separate, verb To disunite, divide, disconnect, or sever. See sever II separate, adj Individual; distinct; particular; disconnected. Generally used in law as opposed to joint, though the more usual antithesis of the latter term is several.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • maintenance — The upkeep or preservation of condition of property, including cost of ordinary repairs necessary and proper from time to time for that purpose. Bogan v. Postlewait, 265 N.E.2d 195, 197. See also maintain Sustenance; support; assistance; aid. The …   Black's law dictionary

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