maintenance

[ meyn-tuh-nuh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF maintenance

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MAINTENANCE

The maximum that could be drawn for maintenance was not less than seventy per cent.

As it is, I look to the Excise scheme as a certainty of maintenance; a maintenance!

Sergeant Walters and the rest of the maintenance crew were standing there.

And if I am to estimate the penalty fairly, I should say that maintenance in the Prytaneum is the just return.

The Phenicians were very much in earnest about the maintenance of state and of religion.

Five hundred dollars a year will be paid for its maintenance.'

A fund of $7,500 is available for the coming year's maintenance and work.

(E) The maintenance of law and order in all territories and Dominion parks.

Careful he was to maintain tillage, the maintenance of mankind.

The two last contributions to be appropriated to the maintenance of the army.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "bearing, deportment," from Old French maintenance "upkeep; shelter, protection,: from maintenir (see maintain). Meaning "action of upholding or keeping in being" is from early 15c. "Action of providing a person with the necessities of life" is from late 14c.

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