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alimony

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishalimonyal‧i‧mo‧ny /ˈæləməni $ -moʊni/ noun [uncountable]  MONEYmoney that a court orders someone to pay regularly to their former wife or husband after their marriage has endedmaintenance
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alimonyBrenda has been swindled out of her alimony by greedy, unscrupulous Morty, a discount electronics magnate.His alimony amounts to around one thousand dollars a month.These days love is marriage and its compensation is alimony or success.If you pay it, alimony is tax deductible.Because Jean had given up a career to support her husband's career, the court ordered him to pay alimony.Lissa, his ex-wife, wanted him found and substantial alimony coughed up.
From Longman Business Dictionaryalimonyal‧i‧mo‧ny /ˈæləməni-moʊni/ noun [uncountable] LAWmoney that a court orders someone to pay regularly to their former wife or husband after their marriage has endedAccording to the IRS, alimony payments are taxable to the recipient in the year received. compare maintenance
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