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1archaic Food; nourishment.
nourishment, sustenance, nutriment, subsistence, fare, bread, daily breadView synonyms
- ‘Coke goes on to say estovers signify sustenance, aliment, or nourishment.’
- ‘It certainly shouldn't suggest raiding the frozen food bins at the supermarket, where one is served as much artifice as aliment.’
- ‘In a physiological sense, true aliment is to be distinguished as that portion of the food which is capable of being digested and absorbed into the blood.’
- ‘Is not truth the natural aliment of the mind, as plainly as the wholesome grain.’
financial support, maintenance, support, provision, allowance, keep, upkeep, sustenance, livelihood, subsistence, living expensesView synonyms
- ‘This means that if one partner decided to stop paying the mortgage, household bills or school fees, the other can have an interim agreement for aliment made.’
- ‘Diane McGeoch, former wife of the co-founder of the Mackays clothing store, is believed to have gained Scotland's biggest ever divorce award, estimated at £8m, plus monthly aliment payments of £11,500.’
- ‘Once basic aliment has been awarded, it is up to couples to agree top-up payments to cover things such as private school fees, university education or disability allowances.’
- ‘Aliment is the sum paid or allowance given in respect of the reciprocal obligation of parents and children, husband and wife, grandparents and grandchildren, to contribute to each other's maintenance.’
- ‘W will accept in any future capitalisation that she should bring into account such sum of periodical payments that she is awarded in excess of her aliment.’
Late 15th century: from Latin alimentum, from alere nourish.
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