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Definition of Separate maintenance
Separate maintenanceSeparate Sep"a*rate, p. a. [L. separatus, p. p. ]
1. Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected;
separated; -- said of things once connected.
Him that was separate from his brethren. --Gen.
2. Unconnected; not united or associated; distinct; -- said
of things that have not been connected.
For such an high priest became us, who is holy,
harmless, undefiled, separate from sinnere. --Heb.
3. Disunited from the body; disembodied; as, a separate
spirit; the separate state of souls.
Separate estate (Law), an estate limited to a married woman
independent of her husband.
Separate maintenance (Law), an allowance made to a wife by
her husband under deed of separation. -- Sep"a*rate*ly,
adv. -- Sep"a*rate*ness, n.
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