alimony

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Etymology[edit]

Known since 1655, from Latin alimonia (food, support, nourishment, sustenance) (English aliment, as in alimentary), itself from alere (to nourish) + -monia (action, state, condition).

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Noun[edit]

alimony (plural alimonies)

  1. (law) A court-enforced allowance made to a former spouse by a divorced or legally separated person.
  2. The means to support life.

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