Sep`a*ra"tion (?), n. [L. separatio: cf. F. s'eparation.]

The act of separating, or the state of being separated, or separate.

Specifically: (a)

Chemical analysis

. (b)

Divorce

. (c) Steam Boilers

The operation of removing water from steam.

Judicial separation Law, a form of divorce; a separation of man and wife which has the effect of making each a single person for all legal purposes but without ability to contract a new marriage. Mozley & W.

 

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