a mensa et thoro


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a mensa et thoro

(eɪ ˈmɛnsə ɛt ˈθɔːrəʊ)
adj
(Law) law denoting or relating to a form of divorce in which the parties remain married but do not cohabit: abolished in England in 1857
[Latin: from table and bed]
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However, as we all know, sometimes it is simply impossible for a marriage to continue, so the acceptable out was a legal separation called divorce a mensa et thoro, a divorce from bed and board.