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alimony

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noun al·i·mo·ny \ˈa-lə-ˌmō-nē\

Simple Definition of alimony

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

Full Definition of alimony

plural al·i·mo·nies

  1. 1 :  an allowance made to one spouse by the other for support pending or after legal separation or divorce

  2. 2 :  the means of living :  maintenance

Origin of alimony

Latin alimonia sustenance, from alere


First Known Use: 1656


ALIMONY Defined for Kids

alimony

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noun al·i·mo·ny \ˈa-lə-ˌmō-nē\

Definition of alimony

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





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