The definition of alimony is money paid to either a husband or wife after a divorce by court order in order to allow the recipient to maintain the lifestyle they had during the marriage.(noun)
An example of alimony is when a couple divorces and the court orders the ex- husband to send a check to his ex-wife each month.
See alimony in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L alimonia, food, support < alere, to nourish: see old
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noun pl. al·i·mo·nies
Origin: Latin alimōnia, sustenance
Origin: , from alere, to nourish; see al-2 in Indo-European roots.
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