Definition of ABANDONMENT


ABANDONMENT


malicious. The act of a hushand or wife, who leaves his or
her consort
wilfully, and with an intention of causing perpetual separation.



2. - Such abandonment, when it has continued the length of time required
by
the local statutes, is sufficient cause for a divorce. Vide 1 Hoff. R.
47,
Divorce.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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