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Five-minute Clause

A provision sometimes inserted in deeds of separation, whereby it is stipulated that the deed is null and void if the husband and wife remain together five minutes after the separation is enjoined.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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