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1. alimony, maintenance

court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of alimony
(formerly) an allowance paid under a court order by one spouse to another when they are separated but not divorced
See also maintenance

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1.  Obsolete
supply of the means of living; maintenance
an allowance that a court orders paid to a person by that person's spouse or former spouse after a legal separation or divorce or while legal action on this is pending

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n. pl. al·i·mo·nies
1. Law An allowance for support made under court order to a divorced person by the former spouse, usually the chief provider during the marriage. Alimony may also be granted without a divorce, as between legally separated persons.
2. A means of livelihood; maintenance.

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