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.

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Origin of a mensa et thoro

1590–1600; <Latin: literally, from board and bed. See mensal2, torus
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British Dictionary definitions for a mensa et thoro

a mensa et thoro
/ (eɪ ˈmɛnsə ɛt ˈθɔːrəʊ) /

adjective

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 for a mensa et thoro

Latin: from table and bed
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