judicial separation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n judicial separation a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Judicial separation the separation of two married persons by order of the Divorce Court
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. judicialisjudicium.

Usage

In literature:

It took the poor man seven years to secure a judicial separation from his wife.
"She Stands Accused" by Victor MacClure
Had I beheld you billing and cooing, truly I had counselled a judicial separation!
"The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales" by Richard Garnett
Sentence of Judicial Separation.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
The trees should be tastefully separated from each other at irregular but judicious distances.
"Flowers and Flower-Gardens" by David Lester Richardson
There was a separate judicial system for the laws of the forest.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The duties of separate departments are judiciously divided among the sisters.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. XVII, No. 99, March, 1876" by Various
You know best whether Olivia could insist upon a judicial separation.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
The separation between political and judicial functions was a thing of which he had no conception.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The union was unhappy, and in 1666 she demanded a judicial separation.
"The Works of Aphra Behn" by Aphra Behn
In the following year he obtains a judicial separation from his wife.
"International Incidents for Discussion in Conversation Classes" by Lassa Oppenheim
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In science:

Using a judicious arrangement of pre- and postselection, the physical property, i.e. the polarization, gets separated from the object it belongs to, i.e. the photon.
The Complete Quantum Cheshire Cat
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