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Palimony

Definition of the noun palimony

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noun - plural: palimonies

  1. support paid by one half of an unmarried partnership after the relationship ends
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic term: support payment = a payment made by one person for the support of another

Explanation

Palimony is the division of financial assets and real property on the termination of a personal live-in relationship wherein the parties are not legally married. The term "palimony" is not a legal or historical term, but rather a colloquial portmanteau of the words pal and alimony coined by celebrity divorce attorney Marvin Mitchelson in 1977 when his client Michelle Triola Marvin filed an unsuccessful suit against the actor Lee Marvin.

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Google previewFamily Law for Paralegals (2016)

Law, Law by CTI Reviews

Palimony: Palimony is a popular (butnota historical orlegal)term usedto describe the division of financial assetsandreal property on the termination of a personal livein relationship wherein the parties are not legally married. The term is a combination of the words pal and alimony. The neologism was coined by celebrity divorce attorney Marvin Mitchelson in 1977 whenhis client Michelle Triola Marvin filed an unsuccessful suit against the actor Lee Marvin. Unjust enrichment: In law, ...

Google previewSex (2004)

A Philosophical Primer : with New Material on Same-sex Marriage by Irving Singer

Though palimony is a procedure that some states use to assign wealth after a separation between individuals who have lived together without being married, most states regulate property rights by reference to participation in a legal marriage. Death benefits paid by the Social Security Administration, as well as many other types of personal or liability insurance, are likewise adjudicated. While hardly being a material good, the benefit of being treated as a legal parent also comes down, ...

Google previewTranslation as Text (1992)

by Albrecht Neubert, Gregory M. Shreve

Palimony is a neologism originally coined as a slang expression during the seventies in the United States. It was borrowed by journalists in Great Britain and is now quite frequently used in British newspapers. The problem for the translator is that while Unterhaltungs- zahlung establishes the civil law frame in German, the German scenario is different. The pre-existing connections between frame elements invoked by the alimony scenario are different connections in German. Because ...

Google previewGarner's Dictionary of Legal Usage (2011)

by Bryan A. Garner

Palimony is a spousal support substitute for alimony or spousal support for people who are not married.” Sandra Choron & Harry Choron, Planet Wedding 162 (2010). See interspousal. spousals; espousals. Both are old-fashioned terms , verging on archaisms. Spousals = the agreement to marry, as opposed to the actual exchange of vows. Espousals = the making of any spiritual union, esp. one that depends on a vow or pledge. Espousals is sometimes used more specifically as ...

Google previewSocial Issues in America: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by James Ciment

®palimony ̄¦during. the years they cohabited, as they had an implied partnership contract. Since the 1970s, two further developments have occurred in the financial arrangements subsequent to a divorce. One has been the decline of alimony. With women increasingly entering the workforce and earning greater pay¦although still significantly less than men¦the ...

Google previewThe Wolters Kluwer Bouvier Law Dictionary (2015)

Quick Reference by Stephen Michael Sheppard

PALIMONY See: ALIMONY . , PALIMONY PALMING , PALMING OFF See: TRADEMARK, INFRINGEMENT OF TRADEMARK OFF (REVERSE PALMING OFF). PALSGRAF . RULE See: FORESEEABILITY, PALSGRAF RULE PANDERER (PANDERING OR PANDER) A recruiter of prostitutes or similar criminal actors. See also: PROCURER. PANDERING OF , CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHILD PORNOGRAPHY See: PORNOGRAPHY (PANDERING OBSCENITY , PANDERING OF CHILD ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Feminism (2004)

by Janet K. Boles, Diane Long Hoeveler

PALIMONY. The equivalent of spousal support and/or a property settlement received by an unmarried ...

Google previewHal Leonard Pocket Rhyming Dictionary (2003)

by Jana Ranson

abalone, alimony, antimony, cannelloni, ceremony, ciceroni, macaroni, matrimony, minestrone, palimony, rigatoni, parsimony, patrimony, sanctimony, testimony, zabaglione. (5) phony baloney. -ohr-nee (2) corny, horny, horny, -oo- nee (2) goony, loony, moony. - ow-nee (2) brownie, Brownie, downy, towny. -uh- nee (2) bunny, funny, gunny, honey, money, sonny, sunny, funny, -uhr-nee (2) Bernie, Ernie. gurney, journey, tourney. (3) attorney. -aa-pee (2) happy, happy, sappy, scrappy, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2006)

by Elizabeth Knowles

palimony compensation made by one member of an unmarried couple to the other after separation. The word comes (in the 1970s) from a blend of pal and alimony. palimpsest a manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing; in figurative ...

Google previewThe Word Rhythm Dictionary (2014)

A Resource for Writers, Rappers, Poets, and Lyricists by Timothy Polashek

PATRIARCHY EVERYBODY MULTIPARTY ANTIBODY ANTIBODIES HIERARCHY+ COUNTERPARTY DATACOPY DEMAGOGY MELANCHOLY IRRAWADDY INTRAPARTY ORTHODOXY OLIGARCHY DUOPOLY+ PHOTOCOPY PHOTOCOPIED PHOTOCOPIES NUCLEOLI PALIMONY ACRIMONY SANCTIMONY CHALCEDONY ALIMONY MATRIMONY PATRIMONY PEDAGOGY TELEPHONY CEREMONY TESTIMONY CEREMONIES TESTIMONIES PARSIMONY RADIATING !

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

by Jeremy Butterfield

: Palimony, the term for sharing money after an unmarried couple have split up— Time, 1980 / There are a couple of expressions you should listen out for when visiting this side of the world—Aberdeen Evening Express, 2005.

Google previewGilbert Pocket Size Law Dictionary 3d (2014)

by Publishers Editorial Staff

palimony A courtordered award of support similar to alimony, paid to a former partner in a nonmarital relationship. palming off 1. Conduct which has the probable effect of deceiving the public by passing off the goods of one person as the goods of another. 2. To impose by fraud. 319 palpable 1. Obvious; plain; easily noticeable. 2. Easily perceptible either intellectually or through the ...

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

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Scrabble value of P3A1L1I1M3O1N1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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