Definition of aliment in English:
1 archaic Food; nourishment.
- Coke goes on to say estovers signify sustenance, aliment, or nourishment.
- It certainly shouldn't suggest raiding the frozen food bins at the supermarket, where one is served as much artifice as aliment.
- In a physiological sense, true aliment is to be distinguished as that portion of the food which is capable of being digested and absorbed into the blood.
2 Scots Law Maintenance; alimony.
- W will accept in any future capitalisation that she should bring into account such sum of periodical payments that she is awarded in excess of her aliment.
- This means that if one partner decided to stop paying the mortgage, household bills or school fees, the other can have an interim agreement for aliment made.
- Diane McGeoch, former wife of the co-founder of the Mackays clothing store, is believed to have gained Scotland's biggest ever divorce award, estimated at £8m, plus monthly aliment payments of £11,500.
Late 15th century: from Latin alimentum, from alere 'nourish'.
Words that rhyme with alimentfitment • element
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