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Meaning of alimony

al•i•mo•ny

Pronunciation: (al'u-mō"nē), [key]
— n.
  1. an allowance paid to a person by that person's spouse or former spouse for maintenance, granted by a court upon a legal separation or a divorce or while action is pending.
  2. supply of the means of living; maintenance.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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