noun[mass noun] informal , chiefly North American
Compensation made by one member of an unmarried couple to the other after separation: she is suing for palimony a palimony trial in California
More example sentences
- The previous holder of those titles had sued him in 1982 for palimony; the action was dismissed two years later.
- A partner in a Boston law firm, he initially offered to pay him $72,000 palimony for 10 years, list him as the beneficiary of a $500,000 life insurance policy, and split equally the proceeds from selling their house.
- A long-term girlfriend lost a £3m palimony suit against him when their romance ended after almost two decades in 1993.
Definition of palimony in:
- The US English dictionary