judicial separation


noun Law.

a decree of legal separation of spouses that does not dissolve the marriage bond.

Nearby words

  1. judicial branch,
  2. judicial committee of the privy council,
  3. judicial conference,
  4. judicial restraint,
  5. judicial review,
  6. judicially,
  7. judiciary,
  8. judicious,
  9. judiciously,
  10. judith

Also called limited divorce.

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British Dictionary definitions for judicial separation

judicial separation

noun

family law a court decree requiring a man and wife to cease cohabiting but not dissolving the marriageSee also a mensa et thoro Compare divorce
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