- alimony n
- An expensive soothing syrup, prescribed by the judge for a divorcee's bleeding heart. (Old spelling, allay money).
English expressions. 2014.
English expressions. 2014.
alimony — al·i·mo·ny / a lə ˌmō nē/ n [Latin alimonia sustenance, from alere to nourish] 1: an allowance made to one spouse by the other for support pending or after legal separation or divorce compare child support alimony in gross: lump sum alimony in… … Law dictionary
alimony — (n.) 1650s, nourishment, also allowance to a wife from a husband s estate, or in certain cases of separation, from L. alimonia food, support, nourishment, sustenance, from alere to nourish (see OLD (Cf. old)) + monia suffix signifying action,… … Etymology dictionary
alimony — [n] money paid in support of a former spouse keep, livelihood, living, maintenance, provision, remittance, subsistence, sustenance, upkeep; concept 344 … New thesaurus
alimony — n. to award alimony (the judge awarded the wife alimony) * * * [ ælɪmənɪ] to award alimony (the judge awarded the wife alimony) … Combinatory dictionary
Alimony — Al i*mo*ny, n. [L. alimonia, alimonium, nourishment, sustenance, fr. alere to nourish.] 1. Maintenance; means of living. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) An allowance made to a wife out of her husband s estate or income for her support, upon her divorce… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
alimony — ► NOUN chiefly N. Amer. ▪ maintenance for a spouse after separation or divorce. ORIGIN originally in the sense «nourishment, means of subsistence»: from Latin alimonia, from alere nourish … English terms dictionary
alimony — [al′ə mō΄nē] n. [L alimonia, food, support < alere, to nourish: see OLD] 1. Obs. supply of the means of living; maintenance 2. an allowance that a court orders paid to a person by that person s spouse or former spouse after a legal separation… … English World dictionary
alimony — n 1.Law. allowance, support payment, divorce settlement, child support. 2. maintenance, livelihood, keep, support, means; sustenance, subsistence, sustenation, aliment … A Note on the Style of the synonym finder
alimony — n. the money payable by a man to his wife or former wife or by a woman to her husband or former husband after they are separated or divorced. Usage: In UK use replaced by maintenance. Etymology: L alimonia nutriment f. alere nourish … Useful english dictionary
alimony — /jelamaniy/ Comes from Latin alimonia meaning sustenance, and means, therefore, the sustenance or support of the wife by her divorced husband and stems from the common law right of the wife to support by her husband. Allowances which husband or… … Black's law dictionary