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Payel Nandi (LAW STUDENT)     31 May 2010

meaning of a word

what does it mean "mensa et toro"??


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N.K.Assumi (Advocate)     31 May 2010

There are two meanin, one is the original and the other modern. The original meaning of mensa et toro means from table to bed, and the modern meaning means Legal seperation.

Suchitra. S (Advocate)     31 May 2010

The separation of a married woman from the bed and board of her husband -- divorce a mensa et toro (or thoro), ``from bed board.''

N.K.Assumi (Advocate)     31 May 2010

Thats nice Suchitra.

G. ARAVINTHAN (Legal Consultant / Solicitor)     31 May 2010


Legal separation is the right term

Pranjal Srivastava (Lawyer)     31 May 2010

This phrase designates a Divorce which is really akin to a separation granted by a court whereby a Husband and Wife are not legally obligated to live together, but their marriage has not been dissolved. Neither spouse has the right to remarry where there is a divorce a mensa et thoro; only parties who have been awarded a divorce a vinculo matrimonii, the more common type of divorce, can do so.

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