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A Mensa Et Thoro

divorce bed

Latin, From table and bed, but more commonly translated as "from bed and board."

This phrase designates a DIVORCE which is really akin to a separation granted by a court whereby a HUSBAND AND WIFE are not legally obligated to live together, but their marriage has not been dissolved. Neither spouse has the right to remarry where there is a divorce a mensa et thoro; only parties who have been awarded a divorce a vinculo matrimonii, the more common type of divorce, can do so.

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