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[thur-oh, thuhr-oh] /ˈθɜr oʊ, ˈθʌr oʊ/
adjective, adverb
an informal, simplified spelling of thorough.

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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for thoro
Historical Examples
  • Great care should be taken that this advancement be easy, natural, and thoro.

    Lectures on Language William S. Balch
  • The most thoro scholars have found this task no easy affair.

    Lectures on Language William S. Balch
  • So Cronos took an iron sickle and mutilated Ouranos in such a way, enfin, as to divorce him a thoro.

    Modern Mythology Andrew Lang
  • In the last paragraph of the article referred to we find a hint of a lack of thoro conviction on the part of the writer himself.

    On the Firing Line in Education Adoniram Judson Ladd
British Dictionary definitions for 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for thoro

contraction of thorough.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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