2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Alimony \Al"i*mo*ny\, noun [L. alimonia, alimonium, nourishment, sustenance, fr. alere to nourish.]

1. Maintenance; means of living.

2. (Law) An allowance made to a wife out of her husband's estate or income for her support, upon her divorce or legal separation from him, or during a suit for the same. --Wharton. Burrill.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated [syn: {alimony}, {maintenance}]

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