a mensa et thoro definition

  • adverb:
    • such as for instance not to reduce the marriage bond, but merely to approve the wife and husband to call home apart from one another.
  • others:
    • some sort of divorce which will not dissolve the marriage relationship, but merely authorizes a different lifetime of the wife and husband.
    • From board and sleep: in-law, a phrase descriptive of a kind of divorce or separation where husband will continue to keep up with the spouse, plus the marriage-bond is not mixed: today superseded by a decree of judicial separation.
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