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English noun: legal separation

1. legal separation (communication) a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart


Synonymsjudicial separation


Broader (hypernym)decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. legal separation (act) (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order)


Synonymsseparation


Broader (hypernym)cessation, surcease


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law









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