from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal An allowance for support made under court order and given usually by one person to his or her former lover or live-in companion after they have separated.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of alimony paid to a former partner in a nonmarital relationship.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a form of alimony paid to a former partner in a romantic relationship after a period of living together, even though the two persons involved were not married to each other. The absence of a formal marriage distinguishes it from
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. support paid by one half of an unmarried partnership after the relationship ends
Blend of pal and alimony.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of pal ("a close friend") and alimony ("support payment from one former spouse to another after a divorce"). (Wiktionary)