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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.

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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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He says that pro-industry policies of the past government about cotton import, "illegal" import from land routes and non-provision of support price resulted in over 30% decline in cotton sowing area.
KARACHI -- Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday summoned secretary of agriculture in personal capacity on next hearing on a petition against new support price of sugarcane.
The JI Secretary General supported the demand of the growers to fix the support price of super paddy at Rs.
In his 2018 Budget speech, Jaitley had announced that think-tank Niti Aayog in consultation with central and state governments will put in place a mechanism to ensure farmers get benefits of the minimum support price. ( ANI )
The support price for wheat has been frozen for the past couple of years and sugarcane price going by this season's rate of Rs180 per 40 kg, fixed by Sindh is as much as millers generally paid to sugarcane growers last year in Punjab.
Mumbai Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Nana Patole was yesterday suspended from the Maharashtra Assembly for one year for burning food grain stalks in Nagpur, as the opposition intensified its strike for a rise in the support price of cotton.
* There is only weak evidence of co-integration between domestic price, international price, exchange rate, and domestic support price (when applicable) for key agricultural commodities in Pakistan.
He said recently the PTI has formed an agriculture commission under MNA Fakhar Imam but it failed to make any headway in term of fixing support price of any agriculture produce.
While expressing their views at a seminar titled 'Need for Revolutionizing the Cotton Industry in Pakistan' experts demanded of the government to announce cotton support price like wheat and sugarcane support prices to provide support to the drowning cotton related small and cottage industries of the country.
ISLAMABAD -- Senate Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research here on Wednesday expressed its serious concerns and disappointment over the non-implementation of minimum support prices of sugarcane crop, which was notified by the respective provincial governments for the sugarcane growers during current season.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) is unlikely to lower its oil production ceiling when the group meets in November, a senior Iranian oil official said, in comments that reduced the likelihood of any collective Opec action to support prices.Iran is normally among the first members of the Opec to call for action to support prices.

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