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English definition of “alimony”

alimony

noun [U]     /ˈæl.ɪ.mə.ni/ US  /-moʊ-/
a regular amount of money that a law court orders a person to pay to his or her partner after a divorce (= the legal ending of a marriage)Costs and expensesEnding relationships and divorce
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