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


Next Word in the Dictionary: palimpsest
Previous Word in the Dictionary: palimbacchius
All Words Near: palimony

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up palimony? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More