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Definition of the noun alimony

What does alimony mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alimonies

  1. court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated
    • example: She only wants alimony. In every other respect, I mean nothing to her.
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonym of alimony: maintenance
    • more generic term: support payment = a payment made by one person for the support of another

Alternative definition of the noun alimony


  1. [legal] A court-enforced allowance made to a former spouse by a divorced or legally separated person.
  2. The means to support life.


  1. "Alimony" is a lost 1917 silent film drama directed by Emmett J. Flynn and starring Lois Wilson. An unknown Rudolph Valentino has a role as a supporting player.
  2. "Alimony" is a 1949 film directed by Alfred Zeisler.
  3. "Alimony" is a romance film directed by Soo-yong Kim.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alimony

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Google previewFamily Law in America (2014)

by Sanford N. Katz

Alimony is the economic link that continues a relationship between divorced spouses, especially in the case of periodically...

Google preview20,000 Quips & Quotes (1995)

Alimony is a great improvement in a woman's lot because it comes in regularly, never quarrels, and never complains about the food. Marry in...

Google previewThe Marriage Buyout (2014)

The Troubled Trajectory of U. S. Alimony Law by Cynthia Lee Starnes

Alimony is a mirror of American culture, a reflection of changing views of women, of marriage, and of personal commitment. Its history is a richly layered account of the tension between individual and collective responsibility for dependency, ...

Google previewGeorgia Domestic Relations Forms (2016)

by Edward E. Bates Jr.

(alimony is an allowance out of one party's estate, whereas equitable division is an allocation of assets acquired during the marriage based upon respective equitable interests in those assets; only marital property is ...

Google previewThe Complete Financial Handbook for the Newly Divorced (2009)

by Jeffrey S. Froshman, CFP, CPA, MBA

Alimony is a term used by the IRS defined in IRS Code Section 71. Specifically, alimony is tax-deductible by the person who is making the payment and it is taxable to the person receiving the payment. Many courts use two other terms in order ...

Google previewDiscovering Your Inner Clown (2008)

Learning to Live and Love with Laughter : Managing Your Chronic Pain with Humour by L. B. Wilshere-Cumming

Sex and Love Alimony is the high cost of leaving. Pain management is not only about a merry-go-round of doctors, physiotherapists, surgeons, medications and counselling sessions— it is also about the people closest to you, that hear you ...

Google previewWomen's Studies Encyclopedia (1999)

by Helen Tierney

By the opening of the twentieth century women were receiving far more divorces than men, but few were granted alimony, and even fewer actually received it — a pattern that persists. Through the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sexual Behavior and the Law (2006)

by Robert L. Maddex

ALIMONY The state not only is a party to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soviet Law (1985)

by F. J. Ferdinand Joseph Maria Feldbrugge, Gerard Pieter Van den Berg, William Bradford Simons

George Ginsburgs ALIMONY FAMILY LAW prescribes obligations to provide means of support (alimenty) to relatives, as well as by non-relatives who have previously undertaken the regular maintenance of children. Among those obligations is ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union (2004)

With References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier

The causes for granting alimony to the wife are, 1, desertion, (q. v.) 2, cruelty, (q. v.) 4 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ukraine (2016)

Volume I: A-F plus Map and Gazetteer by Volodymyr Kubijovyc

Alimony. Legally imposed support payments made by one family member to another who is in need of material assistance. Under the Russian and Austrian law that prevailed in Ukrainian territories prior to the Soviet period (as well as under ...

Google previewPhilippine Law Dictionary

ALIMONY An allowance for support, fixed with a view to enable the party entitled thereto to confront obligations for current ...

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Alimony Meaning

Video shows what alimony means. A court-enforced allowance made to a former spouse by a divorced or legally separated person.. The means to support life.

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Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse. (Groucho Marx)
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Scrabble value of A1L1I1M3O1N1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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