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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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Hester partly raised him, and supported his head against her bosom.
A Type II supporting organization must be organized exclusively for the benefit of, to perform the functions of, or to carry out the purposes of (to support or benefit) one or more supported organizations.
A more detailed description of the new SQL support service included support for: SQL Clustering (Active/Passive - Active/Active - Mirrored), Analysis Services, Reporting Services, Integration Services, Database Services, Reporting Services in Sharepoint mode (SQL 2008 R2/2012 only), PowerPivot for sharepoint (SQL 2012 only), Database partitioning, remote blob storage (RBS), backups, monitoring, maintenence, administration, design and management.
REBNY continued to strongly support the Hudson Yards redevelopment plan as a mixed-use neighborhood.
So, it is absolutely vital that DAV members and their families continue urging their elected representatives--Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike--to support mandatory funding for veterans health care and our other legislative priorities.
Research to date has identified several critical issues that institutions should resolve before implementing a distance education program, including the identification of effective teaching methods and pedagogy, ensuring adequate access, communicating course and technology expectations, and providing the necessary infrastructure support to students and faculty (Buchanan, 2003; Kirby, 1999; Mauldin, 2001).
Looking at these statistics, gathered from the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians surveys, there is an apparent correlation between back injury and instrumentalists who must play with no back support. Horvath gives a great many recommendations regarding chair options, lumbar support cushions and exercises that those with and without back pain would be well-advised to investigate.
It caused us to think rather differently in terms of how we were configured, in terms of our capabilities and, for we in the Air Force medical service, how we supported our Air Force Line in terms of support of the National Military Strategy objectives.
Too often, large amounts of equipment and supplies would stockpile at the airfield until they could be directed to the right place or unit causing delays in support and a challenge for warfighters to find out where their supplies were in the pipeline.
While participating in Operation Moonlight on 19 December 2005, the Griffins flew Iraqi forces from the 1st Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division, along with their Marine advisors from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, in support of large-scale operations east of Ubaydi, in western Anbar province.
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