SEPARA'TION, n. [L. separatio.]
1. The act of separating, severing or disconnecting; disjunction; as the separation of the soul from the body.
2. The state of being separate; disunion; disconection.
All the days of his separation he is holy to the lord. Num. 6.
3. The operation of disuniting or decomposing substances; chimical analysis.
4. Divorce; disunion of married persons.