a mensa et thoro

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ā mensə et thôrō, thōrō)

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a men•sa et tho•ro  (ā mensə et thôrō, thōrō),USA pronunciation [Law.]
  1. pertaining to or noting a divorce that forbids husband and wife to live together but does not dissolve the marriage bond.
  • Latin: literally, from board and bed. See mensal2, torus
  • 1590–1600


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