Meaning of a vinculo matrimonii

a vin•cu•lo mat•ri•mo•ni•i

Pronunciation: (ā-ving'kyu-lō" ma"tri-mō'nē-ī", -nē-ē"), [key]
— Law. Law.
  1. pertaining to or noting a divorce that absolutely dissolves the marriage bond and releases husband and wife from all matrimonial obligations: a divorce a vinculo matrimonii.
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