alimony meaning

Pronunciation:   "alimony" in a sentence
Noun: alimony  'alu`mownee [N. Amer], alimunee [Brit]
  1. Court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated
    - maintenance

Derived forms: alimonies

Type of: support payment

Encyclopedia: Alimony


[Finance]
Payments made to a spouse or former spouse under a separation or divorce agreement.

[Law]
n. Formerly, financial provision made by a husband to his wife when they are living apart. Alimony is now known as maintenance or financial provision.

Examples

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  1. you may have to pay alimony if the divorce goes through.
  2. she wants double the alimony .-no way
  3. a lot of formerly married women are suing me for alimony
  4. alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse
  5. custody, division of property, alimony payments

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