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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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SUNDERLAND are offering supporters the opportunity to buy tickets for the Boxing Day clash with Bradford, and donate them to families less fortunate.
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HTSA, of course, has been the forerunner of the nascent organisation, having been formed as an amalgamation of the Supporters' Trust with the other supporter organisations at the club, whilst retaining the structure of a co-operative, and is affiliated to both SD and the FSF, as well as Football Supporters Europe.
Supporters and fans of President Moon Jae-in offered various events for his 66th birthday present, Wednesday.
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"Cardiff City welcomes the work undertaken by the Supporters Trust and will discuss their findings in a meeting with supporter group representatives," said a club spokesman.
Three seats on the forum will go to supporter groups NUFC Fans United, the Newcastle United Supporters Trust and the Newcastle United Disabled Supporters Association, but the rest are available to fans from every section of the supporter base.

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