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Sustentation   Listen
noun
Sustentation  n.  
1.
The act of sustaining, or the state of being sustained; preservation from falling; support; sustenance; maintenance.
2.
(Physiol.) The aggregate of the functions by which a living organism is maintained in a normal condition of weight and growth.
Sustentation fund (Eccl.), a fund of a religious body for support of its ministers, chapels, etc.; as, the sustentation fund of the Free Church of Scotland.






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"Sustentation" Quotes from Famous Books



... they let the harvest, which is the chief sustentation of our life; and God of his goodness hath sent it abundantly. And they by their folly do cause it to be lost and abandoned."—Strype's Mem. of C., ed. Oxf. 1840, vol. ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 62, January 4, 1851 • Various



Words linked to "Sustentation" :   sustentacular, sustainment, sustenance



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