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alimony

noun al·i·mo·ny \ˈa-lə-ˌmō-nē\

: money that a court orders someone to pay regularly to a former wife or husband after a divorce

plural al·i·mo·nies

Full Definition of ALIMONY

1
:  an allowance made to one spouse by the other for support pending or after legal separation or divorce
2
:  the means of living :  maintenance

Origin of ALIMONY

Latin alimonia sustenance, from alere
First Known Use: 1656
ALIMONY Defined for Kids

alimony

noun al·i·mo·ny \ˈa-lə-ˌmō-nē\

Definition of ALIMONY for Kids

:  money for living expenses paid regularly by one spouse to another after their legal separation or divorce

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