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MAINTAINED, pleadings. This is a technical word, indispensable in an indictment for maintenance, which no other word or circumlocution will supply. 1 Wils. 325.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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KeyBanc maintained an Overweight rating and raised the price target from $84 to $105.
Dexia Crediop SpA.'s long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) was maintained at 'A'.
Similarly, participants who maintained the Health and Human Services-recommended 150 minutes of moderate activity per week gained significantly less weight compared with participants who did not," the authors said.
The central bank maintained its rate for the third straight month to support economic growth.
In addition, almost 50% of the students (37 of 75) across cohorts and both rounds, suggested that they maintained self-regulation strategies to improve their learning.
A list of files destroyed will be maintained permanently.
The world's first(1) snowblower featuring a function for maintaining a constant snow discharge distance (in auto mode and power mode), snow discharge distance is maintained by automatically adjusting travel speed in response to the work load, and by maintaining a constant engine speed with the new electronic STR governor.
* Chemical cleaning showers should be routinely checked and maintained to ensure no negative impact of clothing.
For example, during most of the 1990s, the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Materiel) maintained oversight for the management and execution of the Military Assistance Program (MAP), while within the Air Staff, the Deputy Chief of Staff (Materiel) had an Assistant for Mutual Security.
For a virus cycle to be successfully maintained, the average transmission ratio (the average number of new cases caused by each infected host) must be [greater than or equal to] 1.
Financial institutions are to develop and implement a response program designed to address incidents of unauthorized access to sensitive customer information, maintained by the institution or its service provider, that could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to the customer.
Salaries and benefits were maintained for everyone and there was no break in continuity of care for the patients.