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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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The Family Needs Assessment--EFMP Family Support staff will ask you questions to gain an understanding of your family's needs to provide context for services.
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The educated elderly people had perceived better family support. Medically healthy aged people perceived better family support.
Family support and bereavement care are funded by your monthly donations, the fundraising events you organise or those put on by the hospice that you attend.
He said: "The money raised will be going to the Family Support Trust and Anthony Nolan.
In this research our first aim was to answer the questions of whether or not gender role has a significant impact on male flight attendants' work adjustment and whether or not family support significantly influences male flight attendants' work attitude, adjustment, and career planning.
Caption: Tsumeb Deputy Mayor Anthonie van der Smit (left) with Mayor Lineekela Sheetekela and the SOS Family support group at the ceremony where the Ministry of Health and Social Services donated the required tools and seeds to enable Tsumeb's SOS Family Support Centre to grow its own vegetables.
Family Support Workers--Department of Social Services employees based at county elementary and middle schools--provide immediate support to teachers, principals, and counselors.
Family support, or social support, can be defined in a variety of ways (Antonucci, 1985).
Phoenix, AZ, September 21, 2012 --( The High Five Tour is coming to Phoenix and Sanderson Ford is proud to be playing host to the road trip event, which raises awareness and funds for Wounded Warriors Family Support. The 2012 Shleby Mustang GT-500 “Super Snake” will be at Sanderson Ford in Glendale on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 5 PM to 9 PM.

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