Meaning of a mensa et thoro

a men•sa et tho•ro

Pronunciation: (ā men'su et thôr'ō, thōr'ō), [key]
— Law. Law.
  1. pertaining to or noting a divorce that forbids husband and wife to live together but does not dissolve the marriage bond.
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