palimony

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of pal (a close friend) and alimony (support payment from one former spouse to another after a divorce).

Coined 1977 by celebrity divorce lawyer Marvin Mitchelson in suit of his client Michelle Triola Marvin against the actor Lee Marvin.[1]

Noun[edit]

palimony (uncountable)

  1. (law) A form of alimony paid to a former partner in a nonmarital relationship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marvin v. Marvin (1976) 18 C3d 660. Retrieved on 2008-03-01

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