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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sep·a·ra·tion n.  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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 judicial separation
      n : a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities
          of a married couple living apart [syn: legal separation]