Meaning of “alimony” in the English Dictionary

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"alimony" in British English

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alimonynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈæl.ɪ.mə.ni/ us /ˈæl.ə.moʊ.ni/

Examples

  • She has a small income, but it does not appear that alimony was allowed her in the divorce proceedings.
  • The alimony which had hitherto been allowed was no longer considered adequate. The discourse, though learned, was not edifying.
  • The ninety and nine would have subjected me to the acid test of matrimony, with the later and inevitable alimony.
  • The wife would find it out, there would be a row, with court proceedings, alimony and all the rest of it.
  • There was no hope of getting alimony out of that man.

(Definition of “alimony” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"alimony" in American English

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alimonynoun [ U ]

us /ˈæl·əˌmoʊ·ni/

a regular amount of money that a court of law orders a person to pay to his or her partner after a divorce (= marriage that has legally ended) or a legal separation

(Definition of “alimony” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"alimony" in Business English

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alimonynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈælɪməni/ us

LAW a regular amount of money that a court of law orders a person to pay to their previous wife or husband after a divorce:

alimony payments

(Definition of “alimony” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)