Definitions for palimonyˈpæl əˌmoʊ ni

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pal•i•mo•nyˈpæl əˌmoʊ ni(n.)

  1. a form of alimony awarded to one member of an unmarried couple who separated after a period of living together.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Law

Origin of palimony:

1975–80, Amer.;b. pal and alimony

Princeton's WordNet

  1. palimony(noun)

    support paid by one half of an unmarried partnership after the relationship ends

Wiktionary

  1. palimony(Noun)

    A form of alimony paid to a former partner in a nonmarital relationship.

Freebase

  1. Palimony

    Palimony is 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 "palimony" is not a legal or historical term, but rather a colloquial portmanteau of the words pal and alimony coined by celebrity divorce attorney Marvin Mitchelson in 1977 when his client Michelle Triola Marvin filed an unsuccessful suit against the actor Lee Marvin.

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