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Noun: legal separation  'lee-gul ,se-pu'rey-shun
  1. (law) a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart
    - judicial separation
  2. (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order)
    - separation

Derived forms: legal separations

Type of: cessation, decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript, surcease [archaic]

Encyclopedia: Legal separation