Meaning of bed and board

bed' and board'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. living quarters and meals: In this school students must pay by the week for bed and board.
  2. one's home regarded as exemplifying the obligations of marriage: He said he would not be responsible for her debts after she left his bed and board.
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