Definition of Alimony

1. Noun. Court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated.

Exact synonyms: Maintenance
Generic synonyms: Support Payment



Definition of Alimony

1. n. Maintenance; means of living.

Definition of Alimony

1. Noun. (legal) A court-enforced allowance made to a former spouse by a divorced or legally separated person. ¹

2. Noun. The means to support life. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Alimony

1. an allowance paid to a woman by her divorced husband [n -NIES]

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Literary usage of Alimony

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1. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1903)
"T granting alimony under Civ. Code Cal., Й 146, for a longer period than the ... Permanent alimony. — Permanent alimony should nol be granted where a suit ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"irom the foregoing sections It Is obvious that the wife's claim for alimony was not involved in the first trial of the divorce suit. Her claim for alimony ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"In Maryland the !u,2h court of chancery, from the curliest colonial times, exorcised the jurisdiction to decree alimony, but not to grant divorces. ..."

4. Woman Under the Law by Alvah L. Stinson (1914)
"alimony In divorce law alimony is the allowance which the husband pays by order of the court to his wife, while living separate, for her maintenance; ..."

5. Rights, Remedies, and Practice, at Law, in Equity, and Under the Codes: A by John Davison Lawson (1889)
"alimony is the allowance which a husband, by order of the court having due jurisdiction, ... alimony is of two kinds: alimony temporarily, or pendente lite, ..."

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