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As a verb, furnishing funds or means for maintenance; to maintain; to provide for; to enable to continue; to carry on. To provide a means of livelihood. To vindicate, to maintain, to defend, to uphold with aid or countenance.

As a noun, that which furnishes a livelihood; a source or means of living; subsistence, sustenance, maintenance, or living.

Support includes all sources of living that enable a person to live in a degree of comfort suitable and befitting her station in life. Support encompasses housing, food, clothing, health, nursing, and medical needs, along with adequate recreation expenses. Most states impose a legal duty on an individual to support his or her spouse and children.


Child Support.


(Assistance), noun accommodation, aid, assist, assistance, auxilium, backing, contribution, cooperation, defense, encouragement, endowment, help, helping hand, lift, livelihood, mainstay, maintenance, patronage, preservation, promotion, relief, subsistence, succor, subsidium, sustenance, upkeep
Associated concepts: alimony, child support, failure to prooide support, inadequate support, maintenance


(Corroboration), noun affirmation, approval, attestation, authentication, backing, certification, confirmation, documentation, endorsement, fortification, justification, ratification, strengthening, validation, verification, vindication


(Assist), verb accommodate, adesse, aid, back, bolster, champion, come to the defense of, come to the help of, contribute, cooperate with, defend, endorse, feed, finance, furnish funds, further, help, lend money to, maintain, minister to, nourish, patronize, protect, provide for, reinforce, second, subsidize, suffragari, supply the necessities of, sustain, take care of, take the part of, uphold
Foreign phrases: Parentum est liberos alere atiam nothos.It is the duty of parents to support their children even when illegitimate.


(Corroborate), verb accredit, affirm, attest, authenticate, back up, bear out, buttress, certify, confirm, establish, make absolute, make good, make more certain, prove, ratify, reinforce, strengthen, substantiate, sustain, uphold in evidence, validate, verify, vindicate, vouch for


(Justify), verb account for, approve, defend, defend successfully, explain, give grounds for, make deeense for, make legitimate, provide justification, say in deeense, stand up for, vindicate
See also: abet, abettor, accept, accommodate, accommodation, adhere, adhesion, advantage, advocacy, advocate, agree, aid, alimony, allegiance, allow, approval, approve, assist, assistance, attest, auspices, authorize, backing, base, basis, bear, behalf, benevolence, bolster, bulwark, capitalize, care, certification, charity, charter, choose, concede, concur, confederate, confirm, confirmation, conform, consent, conservation, continue, contribute, cornerstone, corroborate, corroboration, cosign, countenance, countersign, coverage, defend, defense, demonstrate, document, documentation, ecology, embrace, enable, encourage, endorse, enforcement, espouse, establish, excuse, expedite, favor, fealty, finance, foster, foundation, frame, fund, goodwill, grant, ground, guarantee, guaranty, help, indorse, indorsement, insurance, invest, involve, justify, keep, let, livelihood, loyalty, mainstay, maintain, nurture, organize, palliate, participate, partisan, pass, patronage, patronize, pay, pension, permission, permit, preservation, preserve, promise, promote, protect, protection, prove, quote, reassure, recommend, recommendation, regard, reinforce, reinforcement, reliance, relief, resource, safekeeping, safety, sanction, seal, security, service, shelter, side, sponsor, structure, subscribe, subsidize, substantiate, sustain, sustenance, tolerate, underwrite, uphold, verify, vouch

SUPPORT. The right of support is an easement which one man, either by contract or prescription, enjoys, to rest the joists or timbers of his house upon the wall of an adjoining building, owned by another person. 3 Kent, Com. 435. Vide Lois des Bat. part. 1, c. 3, s. a. 1, Sec. T; Party wall.

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I am able to say this in large part because although my parent's struggled raising a child on the spectrum before so many of the current supports were even considered, I was placed in a Sibling Support group at the age of nine at my brother's preschool.
Meadan and colleagues (2010) stated that understanding the experiences of siblings of children with ASD and developing a sibling support system based on that insight might affect and enhance the quality of life for all family members of children with ASD.
Tye Hafan offers support groups, where sibling support co-ordinator Lynne Doyle sets up groups for brothers and sisters of life-limited children and organises days out and provides some emotional support for them.
The family, from Solihull, have been involved in sibling support groups and sports days, bereavement support and fund-raising.
25) One sibling support group suggests that being a sibling today is harder now than it was 20 or even 10 years ago, due to the increased numbers of disabled children with complex medical needs, diminished availability of extended family for support, inadequacy of services for families of disabled children, and the fact that the majority of siblings are the only sibling in the family.
Meyer directs the Seattle-based Sibling Support Project, dedicated to the siblings of persons with special health, developmental, and mental health concerns; Vadasy is with the Washington Research Institute in Seattle.
Holistic services, sibling support workers, admin staff, play activity workers, adolescent teams and group support would all be scrapped with up to 50 staff from those departments from its 250 workforce made redundant.
The Sibling Support Project of The Arc of the United States has a Web site that may be helpful: http://www.
The Sibling Support Project of The Kindering Center has a Web site that you and your parents may find helpful: http://www.
It was a scene reflecting family ties, family spirit, and sibling support.
Another of the female finalists was Kelly, who brought her sister Amanda Furness, 24, along for a bit of sibling support.
But sibling rivalry turned to sibling support as the youngest one gave copies of her keys to the others.