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Definitions of maintenance
court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
means of maintenance of a family or group Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence; "they were in want of sustenance"; "fishing was their main sustainment" Wordnet Dictionary DB
The act of maintaining; sustenance; support; defense; vindication. Webster Dictionary DB
That which maintains or supports; means of sustenance; supply of necessaries and conveniences. Webster Dictionary DB
An officious or unlawful intermeddling in a cause depending between others, by assisting either party with money or means to carry it on. See Champerty. Webster Dictionary DB
The act of supporting, defending, etc.; means of support; defense; support; continuance; means of sustenance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
The act of maintaining, supporting, or defending: continuance: the means of support: defence, protection. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
Support; continuance; defence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
Means of support; vindication; defence; continuance; assistance to another in a suit at law. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
Maintainable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
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Usage examples for maintenance
– Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence by Louis Agassiz
– Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees