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Meaning of SUSTENTATION

Pronunciation:  `susten'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of sustaining
 

SUSTENTATION is a 12 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: maintenance, sustainment, sustenance, upkeep
 
 See Also: support

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sus`ten*ta"tion\, n. [L. sustentatio sustenance,
maintenance, fr. sustentare to support, maintain, v. intens.
fr. sustinere to sustain: cf. F. sustentation. See
{Sustain}.]
1. The act of sustaining, or the state of being sustained;
   preservation from falling; support; sustenance;
   maintenance.

2. (Physiol.) The aggregate of the functions by which a
   living organism is maintained in a normal condition of
   weight and growth.

{Sustentation fund} (Eccl.), a fund of a religious body for
   support of its ministers, chapels, etc.; as, the
   sustentation fund of the Free Church of Scotland.

 

 

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