Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the law of divorce. The capability of the husband to render a support to the wife in the form of alimony, whether temporary or permanent, including not only his tangible property, but also his income and his abllity to earn money. 2 Bish. Mar. & Div. ยง 446; Lovett v. Lovett,-11 Ala. 763; Wright v. Wright, 3 Tex. 168.