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al·i·mo·ny

 (ăl′ə-mō′nē)
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- in Indo-European roots.]

alimony

(ˈælɪmənɪ)
n
(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)

n.
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]
al′i•mo`nied, adj.

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alimony - court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separatedalimony - 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

noun maintenance, keep, support, allowance, livelihood, subsistence, upkeep, sustenance, living expenses, aliment A great deal of his money went in alimony to his ex-wives.

alimony

noun
Translations
alimentyvýživné
underhåll

alimony

[ˈælɪmənɪ] N (Jur) → pensión f alimenticia

alimony

[ˈælɪməni] n (= payment) → pension f alimentaire
to pay alimony → verser une pension alimentaire

alimony

nUnterhaltszahlung f; to pay alimonyUnterhalt zahlen

alimony

[ˈælɪmənɪ] n (Law) (payment) → alimenti mpl

alimony

n. manutención, pensión alimenticia, apoyo monetario.
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