Necessaries
Necessary Nec"es*sa*ry, n.; pl. {Necessaries}. 1. A thing that is necessary or indispensable to some purpose; something that one can not do without; a requisite; an essential; -- used chiefly in the plural; as, the necessaries of life. [1913 Webster]

2. A privy; a water-closet. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. (Law) Such things, in respect to infants, lunatics, and married women, as are requisite for support suitable to station. [1913 Webster]


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  • necessaries — nec·es·sar·ies / ne sə ˌser ēz/ n pl 1: goods, services, or expenses that are considered necessary: as a: such goods, services, or expenses as are essential to the maintenance and support of a present or former spouse or of the child of divorced… …   Law dictionary

  • necessaries — necessaries, necessities Both words are well attested in the meaning ‘the basic physical requirements of life, including food, warmth, and shelter’: • I gathered up what few necessaries I could quickly lay my hands on tobacco and papers, coffee,… …   Modern English usage

  • necessaries — An article which a party actually needs. State v. Earnest, Mo.App., 162 S.W.2d 338, 341. Things indispensable, or things proper and useful, for the sustenance of human life. Necessaries consist of food, drink, clothing, medical attention, and a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • necessaries — An article which a party actually needs. State v. Earnest, Mo.App., 162 S.W.2d 338, 341. Things indispensable, or things proper and useful, for the sustenance of human life. Necessaries consist of food, drink, clothing, medical attention, and a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • necessaries — In respect of a parent s liability: –such things as are necessary to supply the personal needs of the infant, suitable shelter, food, clothing, medical attention, and whatever else is essential to the health and comfort of the child, including… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • necessaries — noun necessary or indispensable items Mechanically he returned home, gathered together a few small necessaries and special treasures he was fond of, and put them in a satchel; acting with slow deliberation, moving about the room like a sleep… …   Wiktionary

  • necessaries — See necessities. See necessities, necessaries …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • necessaries — un·necessaries; …   English syllables

  • necessaries — Synonyms and related words: bare necessities, call for, demand, demand for, desideration, desideratum, essential, essentials, indispensable, must, must item, necessities, necessity, need, need for, occasion, prerequirement, prerequisite,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • necessaries — nec·es·sar·y || nesɪsÉ™rɪ / srɪ n. something that is essential or imperative; essentials of life (food, clothing, and shelter) adj. vital; essential; indispensable; unavoidable …   English contemporary dictionary

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