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palimony vs. alimony

[ pal-uh-moh-nee ]
  1. 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.
[ al-uh-moh-nee ]
  1. an allowance paid to a person by that person's spouse or former spouse for maintenance, granted by a court upon a legal separation or a divorce or while action is pending.
  2. supply of the means of living; maintenance.

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