Definition for SEP-A-RA'TION

SEP-A-RA'TION, n. [Fr. from L. separatio; It. separazione; Sp. separacion.]

  1. The act of separating, severing or disconnecting; disjunctions; as, the separation of the soul from the body.
  2. The state of being separate; disunion; disconnection. All the days of his separation he is holy to the Lord. – Num. vi.
  3. The operation of disuniting; or decomposing substances; chimical analysis. – Bacon.
  4. Divorce; disunion of married persons. – Shak.

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