[ thur-oh, thuhr-oh ]
/ ˈθɜr oʊ, ˈθʌr oʊ /

adjective, adverb

an informal, simplified spelling of thorough.

Definition for thoro (2 of 2)

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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for thoro

  • The most thoro scholars have found this task no easy affair.

    Lectures on Language|William S. Balch
  • Great care should be taken that this advancement be easy, natural, and thoro.

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

    Modern Mythology|Andrew Lang

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 for a mensa et thoro

Latin: from table and bed
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