Definition of separation order in English:

separation order


  • A court order for the legal separation of a married couple.

    • ‘My Grandmother obtained a separation order against my Grandfather on the grounds of cruelty.’
    • ‘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 Supreme Court ruled that the 1989 Judicial Separation Act is constitutional, when it dismissed the appeal of a Cork man whose wife obtained a separation order and had him barred from the family home.’
    • ‘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.’