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Meaning of ALIMONY

Pronunciation:  'alu`mownee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated

ALIMONY is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: maintenance
 See Also: support payment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Al"i*mo*ny\, n. [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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: When you dream of paying alimony, it shows some hidden feelings of guilt and regret for some past actions and experiences. You might be put in a situation where you find yourself asked to justify something you did in the past and required to bear the conseqences of such actions.
Thesaurus Terms
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