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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A side note: Because there was the a mensa et thoro divorce, when true divorce became part of the law, it was called Absolute Divorce, which is why we sometimes still caption the Judgment/Decree as being that).