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Mensa Et Thoro

[Latin, From bed and board.] A type of DIVORCE that is a partial termination of the duties of a marital relationship.

A divorce mensa et thoro is one that does not provide a HUSBAND AND WIFE with the right to remarry but that permits them to live separately. Such a divorce does not dissolve the marriage but amounts to a legal separation.

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