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Support

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.

Cross-references

Child Support.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In these circumstances, it is imperative to pay the support prices of cotton in order to secure growers profitability, which is widely practiced in the neighbouring country for over 27 crops including cotton.
Apart from the support price, the DA continues to review the increasing importation of palm oil and other oil products which effectively displaced coconut production.
Sugar mills owners challenged the new support prices of sugarcane in the SHC.
Farmers were provided with a Rs100-per-40kg increase in the support price in fiscal year 2013-14.
They said the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in its meeting on Wednesday approved minimum support prices (MSP) of Rabi crops.
Palay support price is the government's guarantee for a fair return of our little investment.
He said that delay in announcement of the support price results in protests and litigation after which the provincial government starts negotiations with both the parties.
The support price for wheat has been frozen for the past couple of years and sugarcane price going by this season's rate of Rs180 per 40 kg, fixed by Sindh is as much as millers generally paid to sugarcane growers last year in Punjab.
Among steps required to be taken immediately, he said the procurement of kharif pulses should be geared up in a war footing mode to support farmers as prices of moong have dropped below the minimum support price ( MSP) and even tur prices are heading lower.
The markup may be passed on to the consumers and in the end neither the farmer nor the consumer will gain anything from very high support price of the wheat.
Mumbai Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Nana Patole was yesterday suspended from the Maharashtra Assembly for one year for burning food grain stalks in Nagpur, as the opposition intensified its strike for a rise in the support price of cotton.
The government of Pakistan supports cane production by setting a market minimum support price announced before or after planting.

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