palimony

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noun pal·i·mo·ny \ ˈpa-lə-ˌmō-nē \

Definition of palimony

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

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Origin and Etymology of palimony

blend of pal and alimony


PALIMONY Defined for English Language Learners

palimony

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Definition of palimony for English Language Learners

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


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palimony

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noun pal·i·mo·ny \ ˈpa-lə-ˌmō-nē \

legal Definition of palimony

:a court-ordered allowance paid by one member of a couple formerly living together out of wedlock to the other not used technically

Origin and Etymology of palimony

blend of pal and alimony


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