spousal support
noun alimony, allotment, allowance, dispensation, maintenance, provision, support Generally emolument, subsidization, subsidy, subsistence, sustenance, upkeep

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


spousal support
See alimony.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


spousal support
Monetary support paid by one former spouse to another, usually for a specified period of time, pursuant to a divorce agreement or court order. In many states, it's called alimony.
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

spousal support
n.
   payment for support of an ex-spouse (or a spouse while a divorce is pending) ordered by the court. More commonly called alimony, spousal support is the term used in California and a few other states as part of new non-confrontational language (such as "dissolution" instead of "divorce") now used since divorce is "no-fault" in all states but two.
   See also: alimony, divorce

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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