maintenance

  • 1 MAINTENANCE — (Heb. מְזוֹנוֹת, mezonot), generally speaking, the supply of all the necessaries of the party entitled thereto, i.e., not only food, but also matters such as medical expenses, raiment, lodging, etc. (Sh. Ar., EH 73:7; see husband and wife ). When …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 2 maintenance — main·te·nance n 1 a: the act of providing basic and necessary support b: the state of having such support 2: a financial means of providing necessary assistance: as a: alimony b …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Maintenance — Main te*nance, n. [OF. maintenance. See {Maintain}.] 1. The act of maintaining; sustenance; support; defense; vindication. [1913 Webster] Whatsoever is granted to the church for God s honor and the maintenance of his service, is granted to God.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 maintenance — [mānt′ n əns] n. [ME maintenaunce < OFr maintenance] 1. a maintaining or being maintained; upkeep, support, defense, etc.; specif., the work of keeping a building, machinery, etc. in a state of good repair 2. means of support or sustenance;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 maintenance — (n.) mid 14c., bearing, deportment, from O.Fr. maintenance upkeep; shelter, protection,: from maintenir (see MAINTAIN (Cf. maintain)). Meaning action of upholding or keeping in being is from early 15c. Action of providing a person with the… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 maintenance — Maintenance, Sans la maintenance et gouvernement de Dieu, toutes choses seroient en un moment reduictes à neant …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 7 Maintenance — (mängtnangß), frz., die Erhaltung; mainteniren, festhalten, behaupten; Maintenure (mängtnühr), der gerichtliche Schutz bei einem Besitze …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 8 maintenance — The obligation that one person has to contribute in part or in whole to the cost of living of another person. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 9 maintenance — sustenance, support, *living, livelihood, subsistence, keep, bread …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 maintenance — [n] perpetuation, support; sustenance aliment, alimentation, alimony, allowance, bacon*, bread, bread and butter*, care, carrying, conservation, continuance, continuation, food, keep, keeping, livelihood, living, nurture, preservation,… …

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  • 11 maintenance — ► NOUN 1) the process of maintaining or being maintained. 2) provision for one s former husband or wife after divorce …

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  • 12 Maintenance — Réparation d une ligne de chemin de fer, peinture de (en) Konstantin Savitsky exécutée en 1874. Selon la définition de l AFNOR …

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  • 13 maintenance — 1. maintenance [ mɛ̃t(ə)nɑ̃s ] n. f. • XIIe; de maintenir ♦ Vx Action de maintenir, de confirmer. ⇒ confirmation, maintien, persévérance. Maintenance de la loi. maintenance 2. maintenance [ mɛ̃t(ə)nɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1953; mot angl. 1 ♦ Milit.… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 14 Maintenance — For the Wikipedia maintenance, see Wikipedia:Maintenance. Maintenance may refer to: Biological science Maintenance respiration Maintenance of an organism Non technical maintenance: High maintenance, slang expression Child support or alimony, also …

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  • 15 maintenance — A set minimum margin (per outstanding futures contract) that a customer must maintain in his margin account. Chicago Board of Trade glossary Appropriate ongoing adjustments to security holder records. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * *… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 16 maintenance — noun 1 keeping sth in good condition ADJECTIVE ▪ annual, daily, regular, routine ▪ periodic ▪ These fences are fairly rugged but they require periodic maintenance. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 maintenance — main|te|nance W3S2 [ˈmeıntənəns] n [U] 1.) the repairs, painting etc that are necessary to keep something in good condition ▪ the cost of repairs and maintenance maintenance of ▪ The caretaker is responsible for the maintenance of the school… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 maintenance — The upkeep or preservation of condition of property, including cost of ordinary repairs necessary and proper from time to time for that purpose. Bogan v. Postlewait, 265 N.E.2d 195, 197. See also maintain Sustenance; support; assistance; aid. The …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 maintenance — [[t]me͟ɪntɪnəns[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT The maintenance of a building, vehicle, road, or machine is the process of keeping it in good condition by regularly checking it and repairing it when necessary. ...maintenance work on government buildings... The …

    English dictionary

  • 20 maintenance — Ops the process of keeping physical assets in working order to ensure their availability and to reduce the chance of failure. An effective maintenance program can enhance safety, increase reliability, reduce quality errors, lower operating costs …

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