Definitions of maintenance

  1. court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; "he wrote the manual on car care" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. means of maintenance of a family or group Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. The act of maintaining; sustenance; support; defense; vindication. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. That which maintains or supports; means of sustenance; supply of necessaries and conveniences. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. The upkeep of property or equipment. Medical Dictionary DB
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Support; continuance; defence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. The act of maintaining; means of support. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Maintainable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The act of maintaining; sustenance; support; continuance; defence; means of support; an officious intermeddling in a suit in which the person has no interest. Cap of maintenance, a cap of dignity, formerly belonging to the rank of a duke. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. 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.
  16. Those actions required for the care of machinery, a building, etc., to keep it clean and in proper functioning condition, and to prevent or forestall damage due to normal use. dictgcide_fs
  17. Payments, such as child support or alimony, to a dependent child not living with one or to a divorced wife. dictgcide_fs
  18. Maintaining: enough to support life; cap of m., cap, hat, worn as symbol of official dignity or carried before sovereign &c. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. (Law) the offence of aiding a party in litigation without lawful cause. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. (Leg. ) An offence punishable by imprisonment, is, according to Mr. Justice Stephen, "the act of assisting the plaintiff in any legal proceedings in which the person giving the assistance has no valuable interest, or in which he acts from any improper motive." Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  21. n. Act of maintaining; sustenance; support; supply of food and other necessaries of life;— means of living; allowance;— vindication; justification;— assertion; allegation; continuance. Cabinet Dictionary

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