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palimony

[ pal-uh-moh-nee ]
/ ˈpæl əˌmoʊ ni /
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noun
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.

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Origin of palimony

1975–80, Americanism; blend of pal and alimony
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British Dictionary definitions for palimony

palimony
/ (ˈpælɪmənɪ) /

noun
US alimony awarded to a nonmarried partner after the break-up of a long-term relationship

Word Origin for palimony

C20: from a blend of pal + alimony
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