- UK [ˈpælɪmənɪ] / US [ˈpæləˌmoʊnɪ]
noun [uncountable] mainly American informal
money that a court orders someone to pay to a partner who they used to live with but were not married to•See:
English dictionary. 2014.
English dictionary. 2014.
Palimony — is a popular (but not a historical or legal) term used to describe the division of financial assets and real property on the termination of a personal live in relationship wherein the parties are not legally married. The term is a portmanteau of… … Wikipedia
palimony — pal·i·mo·ny / pa lə ˌmō nē/ n [blend of pal and alimony]: a court ordered allowance paid by one member of a couple formerly living together out of wedlock to the other not used technically Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster.… … Law dictionary
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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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