a mensa et thoro

/ay men"seuh et thawr"oh, thohr"oh/, Law.
pertaining to or noting a divorce that forbids husband and wife to live together but does not dissolve the marriage bond.
[1590-1600; < L: lit., from board and bed. See MENSAL2, TORUS]

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  • mensa et thoro — n. Latin Bed and board. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000. mensa et thoro (Latin: From bed and board.) …   Law dictionary

  • mensa et thoro — Bed and board. See divorce a mensa et thoro …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • mensa et thoro — /mensa et 06row/ From bed and See divorce …   Black's law dictionary

  • a mensa et thoro — literally from bed and board , a form of divorce by way of separation that does not, however, free the parties from the bonds of marriage. In England, before the Matrimonial Causes Act 1857, a decree in these terms from the ecclesiastical courts… …   Law dictionary

  • A mensa et thoro — A men sa et tho ro [L., from board and bed.] (Law) A kind of divorce which does not dissolve the marriage bond, but merely authorizes a separate life of the husband and wife. Abbott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a mensa et thoro — From bed and board. See divorce a mensa et thoro …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • a mensa et thoro — /ey mensa et 06row/ From table and bed, but more commonly translated, from bed and A kind of divorce, which is rather a separation of the parties by law, than a dissolution of the marriage. See separation …   Black's law dictionary

  • a mensa et thoro —   a. from table and bed ; applied to judicial separation of husband and wife …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • a mensa et thoro — āˈmen(t)səˌetˈt(h)ōr(ˌ)ō, äˈm adjective Etymology: New Latin, literally, from table and bed : relating to a separation in which the parties remain husband and wife but without cohabitation …   Useful english dictionary

  • divorce a mensa et thoro — see divorce Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. divorce a mensa et thoro …   Law dictionary

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