Sustentation fund
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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