palimony


pal·i·mo·ny

noun \ˈpa-lə-ˌmō-nē\

: money that a court orders one person to pay to his or her former partner after they have stopped living together

Full Definition of PALIMONY

:  a court-ordered allowance paid by one member of a couple formerly living together out of wedlock to the other

Origin of PALIMONY

blend of pal and alimony
First Known Use: 1979

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