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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.

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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Section IV of this Article provides the legal background on this issue and describes the current controversy over how to treat service animals and emotional support animals under federal law.
"I would say my main role is to give plenty of support to guide them to become a parent who understands the needs of their child in every way, from emotional support and keeping their child safe, to keeping the child clean and healthy."
Delta said in January that there had been a spike in the number of reported animal incidents in recent years, including urination, defecation, biting, and a high-profile 2017 mauling of a passenger by an emotional support dog.
Only 48.4 percent of Korean parents said they were willing to give lifetime emotional support to their child whereas all Finnish, American and Taiwanese parents showed a far more positive response rate of over 90 percent.
The passenger claimed that she bought an extra ticket to seat her emotional support bird but United Airlines denied it from boarding the plane.
Documentation being what it is, some wily passengers figured out they could save money by rebranding the family pet as an emotional support animal that would travel for free on their laps.
All domestic animals can quality as emotional support animals, including "...
" The support may involve help of a practical nature, such as baby sitting, as well as emotional support in the sense of having somebody who listens to you when you are having a hard time." --
Items such as the nature of social interactions, the feeling of isolation and emotional support received from others were identified as predictors of physical and psychological health (5, 6).
A struggle to keep going for lots of us MENTAL health charity Mind has found that huge numbers of people in Yorkshire & the Humber are struggling to get the emotional support they need in day-to-day life.
The percentage of adult survey participants who told survey workers that they wished they had more social and emotional support ranged from a low of 14.1 percent, in Minnesota, up to a high of more than 24 percent, in three states.
"I would like to stress that our primary focus is still to locate his mother and provide her with the emotional support she may need.