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EtymologyEdit

Known since 1655, from Latin alimōnia (food, support, nourishment, sustenance) (English aliment, as in alimentary), itself from alere (to nourish) + -mōnia (action, state, condition).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæ.lɪ.mə.ni/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæ.lɪ.moʊ.ni/
  • (file)

NounEdit

alimony (countable and uncountable, plural alimonies)

  1. (law) A court-mandated allowance made to a former spouse by a divorced or legally separated person.
  2. The means to support life.

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