Legal Definition and Related Resources of Separation

Meaning of Separation

A cessation of cohabitation of husband and wife by mutual agreement.


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This definition of Separation is based on the The Cyclopedic Law Dictionary . This entry needs to be proofread.

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Synonyms of Separation


  • alienation
  • breach
  • break
  • cleavage
  • detachment
  • disassociation
  • disiunctio
  • disseverance
  • dissociation
  • dissolution
  • dissolution of marriage
  • disunion
  • division
  • divorce
  • divorcement
  • estrangement
  • legal dissolution of marriage
  • parting
  • rending
  • rupture
  • separatio
  • severance
  • split
  • sundering
  • tearing
  • termination of marital cohabitation
  • uncoupling
  • Associated Concepts: judgment of separation
  • judicial separation
  • just cause for separation
  • legal separation
  • separation agreement
  • separation by consent
  • separation decree
  • separation of powers
  • separation order
  • voluntary separation


See Also

  • Law Dictionaries.
  • Divorce.
  • Separation, Sexual Behaviour and the Law


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    Further Reading

    Definition of Separation

    A description of two parties who have severed a marriage or de facto partnership



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