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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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Conclusion: This study found that there are various factors such as gender, education, financial independence, and family support determined the QOL of the aged.
Hypothesis 1: Level of family support of male flight attendants will differ among the four types of gender role so that androgynous will have the strongest positive correlation with family support, followed by feminine, masculine, then undifferentiated gender roles.
The number of children entering foster care has decreased steadily since the Family Support Program's launch.
Marital status of adult children also plays important roles in the frequency of family support.
Phoenix residents will be able to show their support and donate to Wounded Warrior Family Support by heading over to Sanderson Ford during the High Five Tour's stop and donating $5.
When analyzing the path diagram between family support, peer support, mocking and property aggression, we found that family support predicts mocking positively, but predicts property aggression negatively.
The family support team can give practical advice and offer support about a range of issues, for example if a parent is concerned about a child having tantrums or a family is struggling to set sleeping patterns or eating routines, we can step in to help.
The two-storey 4,500 sq ft detached building boasts offices, meeting rooms and therapy suites and will be used to provide patients and carers with adult and children family support, citizens advice, counselling and chaplaincy services.
Developed by the Vale Family Information Service, the directory provides detailed information about family support services and covers topics such as parenting advice and support, mental health, carers, financial and legal information, family relationships, children with additional needs and much more.
In crisis situations, such as a child being abandoned in the home, or a single parent going into hospital, family support workers may move into the home on a very short-term basis until alternative care can be found.
Navy Family Support affects every Sailor and Marine and their families .
Pat Hammond, the family support specialist for the program, is available to assist families with finding affordable preschool and child care, resource and referral services, and family support.

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