from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A court decree recognizing that a married couple is living apart and regulating the couple's mutual rights and liabilities. Also called judicial separation.
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- n. a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart
- n. (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order)
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