palimony

[pal-uh-moh-nee]
noun
a form of alimony awarded to one of the partners in a romantic relationship after the breakup of that relationship following a long period of living together.

Origin:
1975–80, Americanism; blend of pal and alimony

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palimony (ˈpælɪmənɪ)
 
n
(US) alimony awarded to a nonmarried partner after the break-up of a long-term relationship
 
[C20: from a blend of pal + alimony]

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palimony
1979, coined from pal + (al)imony. Popularized, if not introduced, during lawsuit against U.S. film star Lee Marvin.
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Example sentences
When they broke up, she filed a palimony suit against him in state court.
Palimony gives unmarried persons a right to enforce a property division when the relationship dissolves.
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