"maintenance" Definition

  1. n. The act of maintaining; sustenance; support; defense; vindication.
  2. n. That which maintains or supports; means of sustenance; supply of necessaries and conveniences.
  3. n. An officious or unlawful intermeddling in a cause depending between others, by assisting either party with money or means to carry it on. See Champerty.

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Position in dictionary: 59277 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n.,
Words that start with "maintenance": 1
Words that end with "maintenance": 1
Words that contain "maintenance": 1
Next words in dictionary: maintop, maioid, maister, maistre, maistress, maistrie, maistry, maithes, maize, majestatal
Previous words in dictionary: maintainor, maintaining, maintainer, maintained, maintainable, maintain, mainswear, mainstay, mainspring, mainsheet

English Dictionary Definition of maintenance

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