Palimony



[pal-uh-moh-nee] /ˈpæl əˌmoʊ ni/

noun
1.
a form of alimony awarded to one of the partners in a romantic relationship after the breakup of that relationship following a long period of living together.
/ˈpælɪmənɪ/
noun
1.
(US) alimony awarded to a nonmarried partner after the break-up of a long-term relationship
n.

1979, coined from pal (n.) + alimony. Popularized, if not introduced, during lawsuit against U.S. film star Lee Marvin (1924-1987).

modifier

: a much-heralded palimony suit

noun

Money awarded, property shared, etc, when an unmarried couple separate (1979+)

[fr pal plus alimony; coined for or at least popularized by a lawsuit against the film star Lee Marvin]

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