sep·a·ra·tio bo·no·rum | \ ˌsepəˈrätēˌōbəˈnōrəm\
Definition of separatio bonorum
1 Roman law : the keeping separate of the estate of a deceased person from that of his heirs or the right of the creditors of the estate to insist on such a separation
2 Roman law : the estate of an individual at the time of his death together with any subsequent increment
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