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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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The meeting also asked the provincial governments to ensure minimum support price of sugarcane crop through their sugarcane commissioners.
The recent assumption that the government would do away with the wheat crop support price was followed last week by the remarks of the Minister for National Food Security and Research, at a press conference, that the ministry is not interested in enhancing the crop support price, and that reducing the cost of production is the ' best solution.
The JI Ameer said, the government had not announced the support price of wheat so far due to which the growers were disturbed and the wheat cultivation could be affected.
A day after the winter session of the Maharashtra Legislature got under way in Nagpur, the BJP-led opposition members mounted pressure on the Congress-led Democratic Front (DF) government demanding Rs6,000 (Dh414) per 100 kilogrammes as the minimum support price for cotton produced by farmers in the state.
New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday increased the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for the Rabi crop for 2010-11.
There is only weak evidence of co-integration between domestic price, international price, exchange rate, and domestic support price (when applicable) for key agricultural commodities in Pakistan.
Shri Hem Pande directed the procurement agencies to ensure that farmers get minimum support prices for pulses and wide publicity should be given to the procurement operations in pulses procuring pockets.
The Provincial Secretary for Food, Muhammad Aslam Jamali told that 80,000 metric tonnes of wheat would be purchased from Dera Allah Yar, Usta Muhammad, Dera Murad Jamali, Jhal Magsi and Sibi on the support prices.
LAHORE -- Secretary General, Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch, has supported the farmers demands for raising the support price of sugar cane, raw cotton, and super Basmati rice in view of the rise in the cost of their production.
At least we will get minimum support prices," laimed Surjeet Singh.
The support prices for UK butler skimmed milk powder were pushed higher by the weak pound during December.
During the last five years whet support prices increased from Rs.

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