palimony
palimony pal"i*mo`ny (p[a^]l"[i^]*m[=o]`n[y^]), n. [pal + alimony. (ca. 1975)] a form of alimony paid to a former partner in a romantic relationship after a period of living together, even though the two persons involved were not married to each other. The absence of a formal marriage distinguishes it from {alimony}. [PJC]

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  • palimony — (n.) 1979, coined from PAL (Cf. pal) (n.) + ALIMONY (Cf. alimony). Popularized, if not introduced, during lawsuit against U.S. film star Lee Marvin …   Etymology dictionary

  • palimony — ☆ palimony [pal′ə mō΄nē ] n. [ PAL + (AL)IMONY] an allowance or a property settlement claimed by or granted to one member of an unmarried couple who separate after having lived together …   English World dictionary

  • palimony — [“paelamoni] n. alimony living expenses paid to a common law wife or to a former girlfriend. □ He left her, and she took him to court to try to get him to pay palimony. □ With a good lawyer, she ot more palimony than she could ever have gotten as …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • palimony — [[t]pæ̱lɪmoʊni[/t]] N UNCOUNT Palimony is money that a person pays to a partner they have lived with for a long time and are now separated from. Compare alimony …   English dictionary

  • palimony — noun Etymology: blend of pal and alimony Date: 1979 a court ordered allowance paid by one member of a couple formerly living together out of wedlock to the other …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • palimony — /pal euh moh nee/, n. 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. [1975 80, Amer.; b. PAL and ALIMONY] * * * …   Universalium

  • palimony — noun A form of alimony paid to a former partner in a nonmarital relationship …   Wiktionary

  • palimony — pa|li|mo|ny [ˈpælıməni US mouni] n [U] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: pal + alimony] especially AmE an amount of money that a law court orders someone to pay regularly to a former partner that they were living with but were not married to …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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