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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: alimony, divorce)

spousal support

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

spousal support

see ALIMONY.
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