Definition of child support in English:

child support

Syllabification: child sup·port

noun

  • Court-ordered payments, typically made by a noncustodial divorced parent, to support one’s minor child or children.
    More example sentences
    • Erving seems to have been a perfect noncustodial parent in regard to child support.
    • While seeking my first divorce and before child support had been court ordered, I started working at a local bank.
    • I am referring to the penalties that quickly escalate as soon as a parent defaults on child support payments.

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