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Definition of Alimony


  1. Maintenance; means of living.
  2. An allowance made to a wife out of her husband's estate or income for her support, upon her divorce or legal separation from him, or during a suit for the same.

Alimony Quotations

Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it 'all the money,' but they changed it to 'alimony.' It's ripping your heart out through your wallet.
Robin Williams

My compulsion to always be working has become less strong and my current business is purely down to this enormous alimony. If I wasn't doing this I'd be making documentaries about wildlife and other subjects that interest me.
John Cleese

Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse.
Groucho Marx

In some instances, alimony has become akin to a social-welfare program provided by working women to their ex-husbands.
Diane Garnick

Alimony - the ransom that the happy pay to the devil.
H. L. Mencken
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Alimony Translations

alimony in German is Unterhaltszahlung {f}, Unterhalt, Alimente {f}
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