Translation of separation in Spanish:

separation

Pronunciation: /ˌsepəˈreɪʃən/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (division) separación (feminine) separation of powers/of church and state separación de poderes/entre Iglesia y Estado
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    • This finding was the basis for separation into the 2 groups.
    • Elliott's thematic gear shifting and tempo changing make the album's separation into eight tracks largely beside the point.
    • This genetic separation into two groups was also clear when working with the complete set of 306 plants.
    1.2 countable/numerable (gap) separación (feminine)
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (time of being apart) separación (feminine) 2.2 (estrangement) separación (feminine) judicial separation separación (feminine) legal
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    • Moreover, he had just completed the purchase of the new family house, which is not readily consistent with an extended trial separation.
    • I was asked to determine the value of the wife's pension and the husband's entitlement to a credit for payment of the wife's debt after separation.
    • At the time of separation the wife had not worked outside the home for 17 years.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.