legal separation

noun

: a separation of spouses which does not involve a dissolution of the marriage but in which certain arrangements (as for maintenance and custody) are ordered by the court

called also divorce a mensa et thoro, judicial separation, separation from bed and board

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“Legal separation.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/legal%20separation. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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