Judicial separation
Separation Sep`a*ra"tion, n. [L. separatio: cf. F. s['e]paration.] The act of separating, or the state of being separated, or separate. Specifically: (a) Chemical analysis. (b) Divorce. (c) (Steam Boilers) The operation of removing water from steam. [1913 Webster]

{Judicial separation} (Law), a form of divorce; a separation of man and wife which has the effect of making each a single person for all legal purposes but without ability to contract a new marriage. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • judicial separation — n. separation of husband and wife which is recognized by a court of law; judicial decree that regulates the rights and responsibilities of a married couple who is separated and lives apart …   English contemporary dictionary

  • judicial separation — noun a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart • Syn: ↑legal separation • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑decree, ↑edict, ↑fiat, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • judicial separation — Law. a decree of legal separation of husband and wife that does not dissolve the marriage bond. Also called limited divorce. * * * …   Universalium

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  • separation — sep·a·ra·tion /ˌse pə rā shən/ n 1: cessation of cohabitation between a married couple by mutual agreement with intent that it be permanent; also: legal separation compare divorce ◇ In some cases in which the estrangement is extreme, a separation …   Law dictionary

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