Definition of A MENSA ET THORO


A MENSA ET THORO

from bed
and board. A divorce a mensa et thoro, is
rather a separation of the
parties by act of law, than a dissolution of the
marriage. It may be
granted for the causes of extreme cruelty or desertion
of the wife by the
hushand. 2 Eccl. Rep. 208. This kind of divorce does not
affect the
legitimacy of children, nor authorize a second marriage. V. A
vinculo
matrimonii, Cruelty Divorce.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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