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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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In addition, a Type II supporting organization must operate exclusively to support the supported organizations designated in its articles by engaging solely in activities that support or benefit those supported organizations.
The EIPT's major early effort was technical development with supporting planning efforts in logistics, training, and testing.
EIP functionality ranges from access to structured data, to classifying and searching unstructured data, to supporting collaborative processes.
policy toward Israel/Palestine, then, may be not as much a result of the financial and political clout of those supporting the Israeli government as the failure of those supporting peace in the Middle East to mount a counter-challenge.
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Far from being a conservative document, it is in many ways a profoundly radical one, calling as it does for six constitutional amendments, including one supporting school prayer and another advocating a total ban on abortion.
The software includes automatic MFJ-MFS comparisons, permits multistate processing for two states, performs what-if analyses and tax planning and allows notes and supporting schedules to be attached to every input field.
A releve on one foot follows the same rules, with the supporting foot sliding or pulled under the body to reach full pointe.
DAU Professor Marcia Richard spoke with Griffin at AMC headquarters, Fort Belvoir, Va., in July on his priorities for supporting the warfighter and how he is implementing methods to create a lean organization that cuts through bureaucracy and focuses on the customer.
We and many others support them by insisting on the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Lebanon, as required by United Nations (U.N.) Security Council Resolution 1559, and by supporting free and fair elections.
The port selector is the flip side to the port multiplier--instead of supporting multiple drives, the port selector supports multiple host controllers for controller redundancy.
Supporting organizations: These organizations offer a middle ground between donor-advised funds and private foundations.

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