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a mensa et thoro

[ey men-suh et thawr-oh, thohr-oh] /eɪ ˈmɛn sə ɛt ˈθɔr oʊ, ˈθoʊr oʊ/
adjective, Law.
pertaining to or noting a divorce that forbids spouses to live together but does not dissolve the marriage bond.
Origin of a mensa et thoro
1590-1600; < Latin: literally, from board and bed. See mensal2, torus Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for a mensa et thoro

a mensa et thoro

/eɪ ˈmɛnsə ɛt ˈθɔːrəʊ/
(law) denoting or relating to a form of divorce in which the parties remain married but do not cohabit: abolished in England in 1857
Word Origin
Latin: from table and bed
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