Law. 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.
supply of the means of living; maintenance.
Peter Lanza gave his ex-wife custody and a good financial settlement, but alimony is not the end of responsibility.
Nancy Lanza Was Deluded to Keep Guns at Home With Troubled Adam Michael Daly December 18, 2012
Item 11 “alimony received”… If only my first marriage had gone that well.
Up to a Point: I Do My Own Taxes With No Help, Except From a Couple of Bloody Marys P. J. O’Rourke April 14, 2014
Adam remained with his mother, who received some $250,000 a year in alimony.
Adam Lanza: Newtown Massacre Suspect a Puzzle to Authorities Michael Daly December 16, 2012
In time, the alimony ran out and, to our regret, Rielle moved out, explaining that she could no longer afford the rent.
Our Tenant, Rielle Hunter A. L. Bardach March 15, 2010
Now, she’s much more likely to be given a few years worth of alimony while she gets back on her feet and finds a job.
One Reason Women Stay Home: Because It’s Easier on Everyone Megan McArdle March 17, 2013
The chief argument was directed against the claim for alimony.
The Allen House T. S. Arthur
Where paternity is established the father is liable for support (or alimony).
Women’s Wild Oats C. Gasquoine Hartley
Only in rare cases and under peculiar circumstances will alimony be granted to the party in fault.
Legal Status Of Women In Iowa Jennie Lansley Wilson
The next turn went on, and all went as merry as an alimony bell.
Strictly Business O. Henry
I’m buying the lady off, and persuaded John to pay his alimony to her.
I Walked in Arden Jack Crawford
(law) (formerly) an allowance paid under a court order by one spouse to another when they are separated but not divorced See also maintenance
1650s, “nourishment,” also “allowance to a wife from a husband’s estate, or in certain cases of separation,” from Latin alimonia “food, support, nourishment, sustenance,” from alere “to nourish” (see old) + -monia suffix signifying action, state, condition (cognate with Greek -men). Derived form palimony coined 1979.
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. to arrange in a straight line; adjust according to a line. to bring into a line or . to bring into cooperation or agreement with a particular group, party, cause, etc.: He aligned himself with the liberals. to adjust (two or more components of an electronic circuit) to improve the response over a frequency […]
an adjustment to a line; arrangement in a straight line. the line or lines so formed. the proper adjustment of the components of an electronic circuit, machine, etc., for coordinated functioning: The front wheels of the car are out of alignment. a state of agreement or cooperation among persons, groups, nations, etc., with a common […]