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English noun: maintenance

1. maintenance (act) activity involved in maintaining something in good working order


SamplesHe wrote the manual on car care.


Synonymscare, upkeep


Broader (hypernym)fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, repair, reparation


Narrower (hyponym)camera care, car care, inspection and repair, overhaul, pump priming, scheduled maintenance, service, steam fitting

2. maintenance (possession) means of maintenance of a family or group


Broader (hypernym)bread and butter, keep, livelihood, living, support, sustenance

3. maintenance (possession) court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated


Synonymsalimony


Broader (hypernym)support payment

4. maintenance (act) the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence


SamplesThey were in want of sustenance.
Fishing was their main sustainment.


Synonymssustainment, sustenance, sustentation, upkeep


Broader (hypernym)support

5. maintenance (act) the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community


SamplesUnlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit.


Synonymscriminal maintenance


Broader (hypernym)actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law









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