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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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Instead, we have a tendency to look at only the "nondesign" component of availability--namely, sup-first understand what component (reliability, maintainability or supportability) of availability is causing your issue and also appreciate that there may be multiple components that do not meet expectations.
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* Integration of supportability and maintainability during the acquisition process
The producer, which is one of the biggest energy consumers, is concerned with additional costs for transportation and distribution regulated tariffs, green certificates, cogeneration incentives and balancing costs and excises.A final version of the cuts has not emerged yet and associations in the renewable sector warn any reduction in incentives will drain investments in the country, mainly in solar capacities."PM Ponta said it support the renewable energy sector, but the subsidies need to be in line with the calculations we are doing now regarding the supportability rate for households and industrial consumers," said last week Dan Gheorghiu, PM counselor.He stressed the fact that decisions will not be made "on the corner of the table".
This version has new content on composite structure development; aircraft structure certification and compliance; the design of composite structures; analysis of laminates; defects, damage, and inspection; supportability, maintenance, and repair; and crashworthiness and energy management; and other revisions.
The deficiencies of the ad hoc augmentation circuitry approach have been identified in terms of performance, usability, and supportability. These characteristics also can be used to understand the advantages of the self-contained subsystem:
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"JAGM, designed to replace three legacy systems, offers the warfighter improved lethality, range, operational flexibility, supportability and cost savings compared with older weapons like the Hellfire missile," a press release from Raytheon and Boeing explained.

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