Sustentation
Sustentation Sus`ten*ta"tion, n. [L. sustentatio sustenance, maintenance, fr. sustentare to support, maintain, v. intens. fr. sustinere to sustain: cf. F. sustentation. See {Sustain}.] 1. The act of sustaining, or the state of being sustained; preservation from falling; support; sustenance; maintenance. [1913 Webster]

2. (Physiol.) The aggregate of the functions by which a living organism is maintained in a normal condition of weight and growth. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • sustentation — [ systɑ̃tasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe, rare av. XVIe; lat. sustentatio ♦ Didact. 1 ♦ Vx Fait de nourrir, de sustenter. Mod. Méd. Sustentation d un malade, par un régime et un traitement appropriés. 2 ♦ (1842) Fait de soutenir, de maintenir en équilibre …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sustentation — (lat.), Unterhalt; daher Sustentationskosten, der Aufwand für die Verpflegung einer auf öffentliche Kosten zu versorgenden Person …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • sustentation — index alimony, conservation, sustenance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sustentation — late 14c., from Anglo Fr., O.Fr. sustenacion, from L. sustenationem (nom. sustenatio), noun of action from sustenare, frequentative of sustinere (see SUSTAIN (Cf. sustain)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sustentation — [sus΄tentā′shən] n. [ME < MFr < L sustentatio < sustentare, freq. of sustinere, to SUSTAIN] 1. a sustaining or being sustained; maintenance, support, or preservation 2. something that sustains or supports; sustenance sustentative… …   English World dictionary

  • Sustentation — En aéronautique, la sustentation est la force qui maintient dans les airs un aérodyne. C est quasiment un synonyme de portance. La sustentation suppose une surface portante (une voilure fixe ou tournante). Véhicules terrestres et maritimes… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • SUSTENTATION — n. f. T. didactique Action de soutenir les forces, de nourrir, d’entretenir la vie. C’est tout ce qu’on lui permet de prendre pour sa sustentation. En termes de Physique, Base de sustentation, Polygone obtenu en joignant les divers points par… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • sustentation — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin sustentation , sustentatio act of holding up, from sustentare to hold up, frequentative of sustinēre to sustain Date: 14th century 1. the act of sustaining ; the state of being… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sustentation — sustentational, adj. sustentative /sus teuhn tay tiv, seuh sten teuh tiv/, adj. /sus teuhn tay sheuhn/, n. 1. maintenance in being or activity; the sustaining of life through vital processes. 2. provision with means or funds for upkeep. 3. means… …   Universalium

  • sustentation — (su stan ta sion) s. f. 1°   Action de soutenir.    Base de sustentation, l espace compris entre les extrémités des deux pieds pendant la station verticale. 2°   Action de sustenter, de donner des aliments ou des médicaments susceptibles de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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