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palimony

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noun pal·i·mo·ny \ˈpa-lə-ˌmō-nē\

Simple Definition of palimony

  • : 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

  1. :  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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