Alimony (noun)

Money paid by one spouse to the other for support during or after a separation or divorce.


Late middle english: from latin alimonia, from alimonia "nourishment", from alere "nourish".


  1. He was ordered to pay alimony to his former wife.
  2. She is receiving alimony until she can support herself.
  3. The judge awarded her alimony to help her get back on her feet.
  4. He was required to pay alimony for the next five years.
  5. The alimony payments were a significant burden for him.
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