Definitions for palimonyˈpæl əˌmoʊ ni

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  1. palimony(noun)

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


  1. palimony(n.)

    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 absence of a formal marriage distinguishes it from alimony.

  2. Origin: [pal + alimony. (ca. 1975)]


  1. palimony(Noun)

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


  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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