palimony

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noun pal·i·mo·ny \ˈpa-lə-ˌmō-nē\

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 and Etymology of palimony

blend of pal and alimony


First Known Use: 1979


PALIMONY Defined for English Language Learners

palimony

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noun pal·i·mo·ny \ˈpa-lə-ˌmō-nē\

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


Law Dictionary

palimony

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noun pal·i·mo·ny \ˈpa-lə-ˌmō-nē\

Legal Definition of palimony

  1. :  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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