bed and board


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bed and board

n
1. sleeping accommodation and meals
2. (Law) divorce from bed and board law US a form of divorce whereby the parties are prohibited from living together but the marriage is not dissolved
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Saxon and Norman furniture would have been basic, the two essentials in their lives were, "bed and board" - the board was literally a board or boards set up on trestles or tree stumps used for a table and a bed.