Sustentation

Definition of Sustentation

Sus`ten`ta´tion
n.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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maintenance, support, sustainment, sustenance, upkeep
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