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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.
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(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]
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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]
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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
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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.
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
alimony[ˈælɪməni] n (= payment) → pension f alimentaire
to pay alimony → verser une pension alimentaire
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
alimony[ˈælɪmənɪ] n (Law) (payment) → alimenti mpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. manutención, pensión alimenticia, apoyo monetario.
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