Visible Means of Support

Visible Means of Support

A term employed in Vagrancy statutes to test whether an individual has any apparent ability to provide for himself or herself financially.

A person who has no visible means of support and loiters in a public place might be arrested and prosecuted for vagrancy.

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One bearded Asian man sat for several hours above his colleague with the only visible means of support a wooden pole.
An incredible "flying man" who buzzed a holiday jet at " 3500ft without any visible means of support has baffled aviation experts.
A tenant's tendency to pay in cash com-bined with a lack of visible means of support.
First of all, the visa requirements are fairly lenient and as long as pensioner immigrants can prove that they have an adequate visible means of support and that they will not become a burden to the state, visas are usually fairly easily obtainable," Steffers outlines.
That is the consequence of letting in people to the country who have no visible means of support.
Aside from his occasional odd job that no one saw him accomplish, he had no visible means of support.
EVA LONGORIA The Desperate Housewife looks lovely in this, asymmetrical cut-away bodice with no visible means of support.
He was again watched by police as he drove around in Audis, BMWs and a Land Rover Sport even though he had no visible means of support.
This is all the more bizarre when you consider that these five restaurants have no visible means of support.
They get by on car trunk sales, moving stolen property, selling drugs--all the usual business of those without visible means of support, lie says he will not do that.
She was seen out in London with a plunging neckline - and no visible means of support.
If you lose your job in the UK and have no visible means of support the government will not only use its tax revenues to see that you keep the wolf from the door - it will also pay the interest on your mortgage until you get a job or die.