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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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Although a number of relationships are explored in the study model, the core theoretical thrust is captured in the following relationships: (1) older people who go to church more often tend to receive more spiritual support from their fellow church members; (2) older adults who receive more spiritual support from the people who worship with them will develop a closer relationship with God; (3) older individuals who have a closer relationship with God will be more humble; and (4) older adults who are more humble will tend to rate their health more favorably over time.
To this end, the governmental institutions that take care of the different aspects of education and scientific research have been built, the door has been opened before the private sector and it encouraged and provided it with suitable facilities and financial, as well as, spiritual support so that it can actively participate in the provision of the best education levels for our sons and daughters, as per the international quality standards.
He is responsible for providing religious and spiritual support for every member of the Canadian Forces in operations around the world, and for their families.
Gulf Bank is committed to maintaining its position as part of Kuwait's integral social fabric and the Bank perceives such visits as a moral obligation to delivering great spiritual support to these young patients.
Bhuttos are our great heroes whose guidance and spiritual support will remain with us forever, Mian said.
The second-largest community of Russian Orthodox faithful, it re-establishedrelations with the Moscow Patriarchate in 2007, after almost 90 years ofdivision, but maintains administrative control over monastic communities inthe Holy Land, provides logistical and spiritual support for its faithful onpilgrimage, and serves the parochial needs of Israeli and Palestinianresidents of Russian origin who have settled in the Holy Land.
Additionally, among patients relying on their religious beliefs to cope with their illness, spiritual support reduced their risk of receiving aggressive medical interventions at the end of life.
Summary: Commuters have been singled out for special spiritual support in a set of prayers and reflections published by the Church of England.
Hoping to inspire those lost in the world to look to the Jesus Nation for the spiritual support they need, "Jesus Nation" is a fine Christian exploration of the belonging all humanity yearns for.
Let us provide intentional one-to-one support programs, a weekly Bible study, a peer spiritual support group, and opportunities to explore together spiritual practices that are supportive of recovery.
Fasting is a great form of spiritual support and self-cleansing from all the misgivings of the daily hectic life routine.
Sixty per cent of the eligible young adults participated in a computer-assisted self-administered interview about their self-sufficiency, including educational attainment, employment, housing, parenthood, health risk behaviour, criminal activity and perceived levels of social support, spiritual support, community support and global life stress.