Sep·a·rate p. a.
1. Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; -- said of things once connected.
Him that was separate from his brethren. --Gen. xlix. 26.
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. vii. 26.
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.
adv : apart from others; "taken individually, the rooms were, in
fact, square"; "the fine points are treated singly"
[syn: individually, singly, severally, one by
one, on an individual basis]