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Also known as alimony, is money paid by one spouse to the other to financially support them as they did during marriage while they are going through a divorce or separation.


 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
maintenance (noun)
1.
the act of the state of being - maintaining maintained support
2.
something that - maintains
3.
the upkeep of property or equipment
4.
an officious or unlawful in a legal suit by assisting either party with means to carry it on - intermeddling
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
maintenance (noun)
the act or activity of keeping something in an existing and usually satisfactory condition
SYNONYMS:
care and feeding, conservation, conserving, keep, preservation, preserving, sustentation, upkeep
RELATED WORDS:
conservancy; support, sustaining; care, custody, guardianship; defense, guarding, protection, safeguarding, safekeeping
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dereliction, disregard, ignoring, inattention, neglect, negligence; damage, demolition, destruction, harm, hurt, injury, ruin, ruination
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