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Definition of palimony noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

palimony

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpælɪməni//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpælɪməni//
 
[uncountable] (informal, especially North American English)
 
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money that a court orders somebody to pay regularly to a former partner when they have lived together without being married compare alimony Word Origin 1970s: from pal + a shortened form of alimony.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: palimony