legal separation

Definitions of legal separation
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n (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order)

Synonyms:
separation
Type of:
cessation, surcease
a stopping

n a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart

Synonyms:
judicial separation
Type of:
decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript
a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)

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