Ailment vs. Aliment - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Aliment

    Aliment, in Scots law and in other civil systems, is the sum of money 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. The term, Aliment, is also used in regard to a similar obligation of other parties, as of creditors to imprisoned debtors, the payments by parishes to paupers, etc. Alimentary funds, whether of the kind above mentioned, or set apart as such by the deed of a testator, are intended for the mere support of the recipient, and are not attachable by creditors.

Wiktionary

  • Ailment (noun)

    Something which ails one; a disease; sickness.

  • Aliment (noun)

    Food.

  • Aliment (noun)

    Nourishment, sustenance.

  • Aliment (noun)

    An allowance for maintenance; alimony.

  • Aliment (verb)

    To feed, nourish.

  • Aliment (verb)

    To sustain, support.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Ailment (noun)

    an illness, typically a minor one

    "the doctor diagnosed a common stomach ailment"

  • Aliment (noun)

    food; nourishment.

  • Aliment (noun)

    maintenance; alimony.

Webster Dictionary

  • Ailment (noun)

    Indisposition; morbid affection of the body; - not applied ordinarily to acute diseases.

  • Aliment (noun)

    That which nourishes; food; nutriment; anything which feeds or adds to a substance in natural growth. Hence: The necessaries of life generally: sustenance; means of support.

  • Aliment (noun)

    An allowance for maintenance.

  • Aliment

    To nourish; to support.

  • Aliment

    To provide for the maintenance of.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Ailment (noun)

    an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

  • Aliment (noun)

    a source of materials to nourish the body

  • Aliment (verb)

    give nourishment to

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