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legal separation


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An arrangement terminating the rights and responsibilities of marriage and providing for the disposition of marital property, alimony, and child custody. Unlike a divorce, a legal separation can be revoked, but also may be converted into a divorce in the absence of reconciliation.
  • noun A court order establishing this arrangement.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart
  • noun (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order)


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