divorce a mensa et thoro


divorce a mensa et thoro
A judicial decree which terminates the obligation and right of cohabitation but does not affect the status of the parties as married persons or dissolve the marriage. 24 Am J2d Div & S § 1. A limited, partial or qualified divorce which suspends the marriage relation and modifies the duties and obligations but leaves the marriage bond in full force, a judicial separation. Givens v Givens, 121 Fla 271, 63 So 574; People v John, 181 Misc 921, 44 NYS2d 806. A final judgment for divorce, if the divorce granted is an absolute divorce, dissolves the marriage bond and changes the status of the parties; if the divorce is limited, or, as sometimes called, a decree of separation from bed and board, it merely relieves the parties from their obligations and rights as to cohabitation, support, and property interests. 24 Am J2d Div & S § 1.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • divorce a mensa et thoro — see divorce Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. divorce a mensa et thoro …   Law dictionary

  • mensa et thoro — Bed and board. See divorce a mensa et thoro …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • mensa et thoro — n. Latin Bed and board. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000. mensa et thoro (Latin: From bed and board.) …   Law dictionary

  • mensa et thoro — /mensa et 06row/ From bed and See divorce …   Black's law dictionary

  • mensa et thoro — /mensa et 06row/ From bed and See divorce …   Black's law dictionary

  • decree a mensa et thoro — See divorce a mensa et thoro …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • a mensa et thoro — From bed and board. See divorce a mensa et thoro …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • a mensa et thoro — literally from bed and board , a form of divorce by way of separation that does not, however, free the parties from the bonds of marriage. In England, before the Matrimonial Causes Act 1857, a decree in these terms from the ecclesiastical courts… …   Law dictionary

  • A mensa et thoro — A men sa et tho ro [L., from board and bed.] (Law) A kind of divorce which does not dissolve the marriage bond, but merely authorizes a separate life of the husband and wife. Abbott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a mensa et thoro — /ey mensa et 06row/ From table and bed, but more commonly translated, from bed and A kind of divorce, which is rather a separation of the parties by law, than a dissolution of the marriage. See separation …   Black's law dictionary


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