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alimony


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alimony  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alimony 
  n  :  court-ordered  support  paid  by  one  spouse  to  another  after 
  they  are  separated  [syn:  {maintenance}] 




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