legal separation definition

  • noun:
    • A court decree acknowledging that a married couple is residing apart and managing the few's shared liberties and debts. Also known as judicial separation.
    • a judicial decree regulating the legal rights and duties of a married few residing apart
    • (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and spouse (either by mutual agreement or under a court order)

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