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alimony

noun [U] uk   /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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