Definition of separation order in English:

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separation order


A court order for the legal separation of a married couple.
Example sentences
  • In 1878, the magistrates courts were given jurisdiction to grant a separation order where a husband had been convicted of assault of his wife, and to order him to pay her maintenance.
  • The Magistrates granted her a separation order and 10s per week.
  • She obtained a separation order from her husband for cruelty of an unusual kind.

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