a mensa et thoro

a men·​sa et tho·​ro | \ āˈmen(t)səˌetˈt(h)ōr(ˌ)ō, äˈm- \

Definition of a mensa et thoro

: relating to a separation in which the parties remain husband and wife but without cohabitation

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First Known Use of a mensa et thoro

1600, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for a mensa et thoro

New Latin, literally, from table and bed

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“A mensa et thoro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20mensa%20et%20thoro. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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