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child support Syllabification: child sup·port

Definition of child support in English:


Court-ordered payments, typically made by a noncustodial divorced parent, to support one’s minor child or children.
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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