comparable rectitude

Definition of "comparable rectitude"
  1. An outdated doctrine that permits the less guilty spouse to divorce when both parties are at fault
How to use "comparable rectitude" in a sentence
  1. The judge granted the divorce based on comparable rectitude as both spouses were at fault.
  2. To decide who gets the divorce under comparable rectitude, the court considered which spouse was less at fault.
  3. Comparable rectitude was used in the divorce case since both parties displayed failings.

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