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palimony

slang A division of property or, more commonly, financial assets between two former romantic partners who were not legally married. The term is an informal portmanteau of "pal" and "alimony." Even though they are not married, Janet tried to get some palimony through the courts because she said her whole life had become structured around Dave's income.
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palimony

(ˈpæləmoni)
n. alimony—living expenses—paid to a common-law wife or to a former girlfriend. He left her, and she took him to court to try to get him to pay palimony.
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