Definitions for maintenance

Definitions for (noun) maintenance

Main entry: maintenance, upkeep, care

Definition: activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

Usage: he wrote the manual on car care

Main entry: criminal maintenance, maintenance

Definition: the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community

Usage: unlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit

Main entry: sustainment, sustenance, sustentation, upkeep, maintenance

Definition: the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence

Usage: they were in want of sustenance; fishing was their main sustainment

Main entry: maintenance, alimony

Definition: court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated

Main entry: maintenance

Definition: means of maintenance of a family or group

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