Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun legal_separation

2 senses of legal separation

Sense 1
legal separation, judicial separation -- (a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart)
       => decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript -- (a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there")

Sense 2
legal separation, separation -- ((law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order))
       => cessation, surcease -- (a stopping; "a cessation of the thunder")

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