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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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Her husband had given her the farm and she had managed to sell it, and with that and the alimony she had started a lunch-room at Bettsbridge and bloomed into activity and importance.
By the time she had discovered his whereabouts, and brought suit for divorce, he would probably-wherever he was-be earning enough to pay her a sufficient alimony. And the alternative was to let Mattie go forth alone, with far less hope of ultimate provision...
About 80,000 went in payments on all the estates to the Land Bank, about 30,000 went for the upkeep of the estate near Moscow, the town house, and the allowance to the three princesses; about 15,000 was given in pensions and the same amount for asylums; 150,000 alimony was sent to the countess; about 70,00 went for interest on debts.
And, far from saving anything by Annabella's inheritance of her pin-money, he had a positive loss to put up with, in the shape of some hundreds extracted yearly from his income, as alimony to his uncongenial wife.
"Some live on hope and some on dope And some on alimony. But our tom-cat, he lives on fat And tender abalone."
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The Court of Cassation in Abu Dhabi upheld an earlier ruling by a lower court that rejected the woman's request to oblige her ex-husband to increase her monthly alimony and also provide both her and her baby with a car, a driver and housemaid to take care of the child.
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31, 2018, the revised code makes alimony not deductible by the payor and not taxable to the recipient.
Last week, the justice minister officially launched the Alimony Fund, a Saudi government initiative approved in 2017.
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