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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart;
[syn: legal separation, judicial separation]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Separation \Sep`a*ra"tion\, n. [L. separatio: cf. F. s['e]paration.] The act of separating, or the state of being separated, or separate. Specifically: (a) Chemical analysis. (b) Divorce. (c) (Steam Boilers) The operation of removing water from steam. [1913 Webster] Judicial separation (Law), a form of divorce; a separation of man and wife which has the effect of making each a single person for all legal purposes but without ability to contract a new marriage. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

judicial separation n 1: a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart [syn: legal separation, judicial separation]