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Definition of Maintenance

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act of maintaining; upkeep, repairs; livelihood, means of support
Maintenance Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The act of maintaining; sustenance; support; defense; vindication.
That which maintains or supports; means of sustenance; supply of necessaries and conveniences.
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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\main"te*nance\ (?), n. [of. maintenance. see maintain.]
1. the act of maintaining; sustenance; support; defense; vindication. whatsoever is granted to the church for god's honor and the maintenance of his service, is granted to god.
2. that which maintains or supports; means of sustenance; supply of necessaries and conveniences. those of better fortune not making learning their maintenance.
3. (crim. law) 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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 routing table maintenance protocol 
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 maintenance man 
 preventive maintenance 
for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
That which supports or sustains.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cynnaliaeth = n. maintenance
WordNet 2.0

1. activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; "he wrote the manual on car care"
(synonym) care, upkeep
(hypernym) repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation
(hyponym) camera care
(derivation) conserve, preserve, maintain, keep up
2. means of maintenance of a family or group
(hypernym) support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance
(derivation) sustain, keep, maintain
3. court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated
(synonym) alimony
(hypernym) support payment
4. the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence; "they were in want of sustenance"; "fishing was their main sustainment"
(synonym) sustenance, sustentation, sustainment, upkeep
(hypernym) support
(derivation) sustain, keep, maintain
Maintenance Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
All expenses, both direct and indirect, specifically identifiable with the repair and upkeep of property and equipment. (BTS4)
(See also Preventive Maintenance) Inspection, overhaul, repair, preservation, and the replacement of parts, but excludes preventive maintenance. (14CFR1)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Maintenance Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. Any activity, such as tests, measurements, replacements, adjustments and repairs, intended to restore or retain a functional unit in a specified state in which the unit can perform its required functions. (188 ) 2. [For materiel], All action taken to retain materiel in a serviceable condition or to restore it to serviceability. It includes inspection, testing, servicing, classification as to serviceability, repair, rebuilding, and reclamation. [JP1] 3. [For materiel], All supply and repair action taken to keep a force in condition to carry out its mission. [JP1] 4. [For materiel], The routine recurring work required to keep a facility (plant, building, structure, ground facility, utility system, or other real property) in such condition that it may be continuously used, at its original or designed capacity and efficiency for its intended purpose. [JP1]
Aviation - English -
Indicates device is in a maintenance mode; Values: non-maintanance, calibration, alignment, boresight
Abbreviation Airbus A340
Maintenance Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Maintenance may refer to:

Non-technical maintenance
  • Alimony, also called maintenance in British English
  • Child maintenance, also commonly called "child support"
  • Champerty and maintenance, two related legal doctrines
  • Feudal maintenance, system of funding armies

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Maintenance Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
In a divorce or separation, the money paid by one spouse to the other in order to fulfill the financial obligation that comes with marriage. The support which one person, who is bound by law to do so, gives to another for his living; for example, a father is bound to find maintenance for his children; and a child is required by law to maintain his father or mother when they cannot support themselves, and he has ability to maintain them.

Crimes. A malicious, or at least, officious interference in a suit in which the offender has no interest, to assist one of the parties to it against the other, with money or advice to prosecute or defend the action, without any authority of law.

But there are many acts in the nature of maintenance, which become justifiable from the circumstances under which they are done. They may be justified: 1. Because the party has an interest in the thing in variance; as when he has a bare contingency in the lands in question, which possibly may never come in esse; 2. Because the party is of kindred or affinity, as father, son, or heir apparent, or husband or wife; 3. Because the relation of landlord and tenant or master and servant subsists between the party to the suit and the person who assists him; 4. Because the money is given out of charity. Because the person assisting the party to the suit is an attorney or counsellor; the assistance to be rendered must, however, be strictly professional, for a lawyer is not more justified in giving his client money than another man.

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library. Legal Dictionary
Refers to the obligation of one person to contribute, in part or in whole, to the cost of living of another person. - (read more on Maintenance)
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the same as spousal support or alimony.
See Alimony
Canadian Insolvency Dictionary
The obligation that one person has to contribute in part or in whole to the cost of living of another person.
Maintenance Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
English - Klingon
n. leH
Maintenance Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
Treatment that is given to help a primary (original) treatment keep working. Maintenance therapy is often given to help keep cancer in remission.
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.