a mensa et thoro love

a mensa et thoro

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • From board and bed: in law, a phrase descriptive of a kind of divorce in which the husband continues to maintain the wife, and the marriage-bond is not dissolved: now superseded by a decree of judicial separation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Law) A kind of divorce which does not dissolve the marriage bond, but merely authorizes a separate life of the husband and wife.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb historical, law, of a divorce Such as not to dissolve the marriage bond, but merely to authorize the husband and wife to live apart from each other.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin, “from board and bed.”

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  • JM contemplates the legal term ‘a mensa et thoro’ that is applied after a thorough mess!

    August 9, 2009