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of a kind of divorce in which the husband continues to maintain the wife, and the marriage-bond is not dissolved: now superseded by a decree of judicial separation.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.
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- adverb historical, law, of a divorce Such as not to
dissolvethe marriage bond, but merely to authorize the husband and wife to live apart from each other.
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From Latin, “from board and bed.”
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