Definitions for palimonyˈpæl əˌmoʊ ni
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pal•i•mo•nyˈpæl əˌmoʊ ni(n.)
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
support paid by one half of an unmarried partnership after the relationship ends
A form of alimony paid to a former partner in a nonmarital relationship.
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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