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n. pl. al·i·mo·nies
1. Law An allowance for support made under court order to a divorced person by the former spouse, usually the chief provider during the marriage. Alimony may also be granted without a divorce, as between legally separated persons.
2. A means of livelihood; maintenance.
[Latin alimōnia, sustenance, from alere, to nourish; see al-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
(Law) law (formerly) an allowance paid under a court order by one spouse to another when they are separated but not divorced. See also maintenance
[C17: from Latin alimōnia sustenance, from alere to nourish]
al•i•mo•ny(ˈæl əˌmoʊ ni)
1. a periodic allowance ordered to be paid to a spouse or former spouse for maintenance following a divorce or legal separation or while such action is pending.
2. supply of the means of living; maintenance.
[1645–55; < Latin alimōnia nourishment, sustenance]
alimony- From Latin alimonia, "nourishment" or "eating money," from alere, "to nourish," and mony, "result, resulting condition," it first meant "nourishment, support."
See also related terms for nourish.
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|Noun||1.||alimony - court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated|
support payment - a payment made by one person for the support of another
alimony[ˈælɪmənɪ] n (Law) (payment) → alimenti mpl
n. manutención, pensión alimenticia, apoyo monetario.