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.