The Alternative English Dictionary: alimony

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alimony {{wikipedia}} etymology Known since 1655, from Latin alimonia (English aliment, as in alimentary), itself from alere + -monia. pronunciation
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (legal) A court-enforce allowance made to a former spouse by a divorce or legally separated person.
  2. The means to support life.
related terms:
  • aliment
  • alimentary

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