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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

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

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

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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