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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 previewGeorgia Domestic Relations Forms (1988)

by Edward E. Bates

(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 Handy Law Answer Book (2010)

by David L Hudson

Alimony refers to the support of one spouse by the other while the parties are going through divorce proceedings and also after the parties are divorced. Traditionally, courts may require the spouse that makes more money to provide alimony to ...

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 previewSplitting (2013)

A Novel by Fay Weldon

Alimony is the rock, in Lady Rice's eyes, on which ...

Google previewThe Dream Interpretation Dictionary (2017)

Symbols, Signs, and Meanings by J.M. DeBord

See also: Abuse, Addict, Bartender, Drugs, Drunkenness, Party Alien—See: UFO Alimony—Paying alimony in a dream can symbolize paying for past mistakes, or something from your past that continues extracting a cost. For example, a felony ...

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 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 previewMellinkoff's Dictionary of American Legal Usage (2009)

by David Mellinkoff

alimony - maintenance - support: periodic payments from one spouse to the other to cover living expenses, ordered by court ...

Google previewLittle Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2014)

by Julia Cresswell

Today alimony means 'provision for a husband or wife after divorce'; (what is usually called maintenance in Britain). Originally, though, in the early 17th century, it simply meant 'nourishment or means of subsistence'. It comes from Latin alere ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sexual Behavior and the Law (2006)

by Robert L. Maddex

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

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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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