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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

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

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

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

You never realize how short a month is until you pay alimony.
John Barrymore

Let me be serious: divorce is a sacred institution between a man and a woman who hate each other. God wanted Adam to pay alimony to Eve, not Steve.
Lewis Black
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Alimony Translations

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