Cap of maintenance
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. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. That which maintains or supports; means of sustenance; supply of necessaries and conveniences. [1913 Webster]

Those of better fortune not making learning their maintenance. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

3. (Crim. Law) An officious or unlawful intermeddling in a cause depending between others, by assisting either party with money or means to carry it on. See {Champerty}. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]

4. Those actions required for the care of machinery, a building, etc., to keep it clean and in proper functioning condition, and to prevent or forestall damage due to normal use. [PJC]

5. Payments, such as child support or alimony, to a dependent child not living with one or to a divorced wife. [PJC]

{Cap of maintenance}. See under {Cap}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Cap of maintenance — Cap Cap (k[a^]p), n. [OE. cappe, AS. c[ae]ppe, cap, cape, hood, fr. LL, cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as Isidorus of Seville mentions it first: Capa, quia quasi totum capiat hominem; it. capitis ornamentum. See 3d {Cape}, and cf. 1st… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cap of Maintenance — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Una Cap of Maintenance es una capa de terciopelo carmesí que se usa en ceremonias que está adornado en armiño. Es una de las insignias de la soberanía británica, y es utilizada por el monarca durante la procesión… …   Wikipedia Español

  • cap of maintenance — also cap of dignity or cap of estate 1. : a cap formerly worn as a symbol of office or high rank and still used as the cap of state borne before the British sovereign on certain ceremonial occasions and in modified form as the lining of British… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cap of Maintenance — A Cap of Maintenance is a ceremonial crimson velvet cap lined with ermine. It is one of the insignia of the British sovereign, and paraded directly before the monarch during the coronation procession or on such state occasions as the State… …   Wikipedia

  • cap of maintenance — Brit. a cap or hat worn or carried as a symbol of official dignity. → cap …   English new terms dictionary

  • Cap of a cannon — Cap Cap (k[a^]p), n. [OE. cappe, AS. c[ae]ppe, cap, cape, hood, fr. LL, cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as Isidorus of Seville mentions it first: Capa, quia quasi totum capiat hominem; it. capitis ornamentum. See 3d {Cape}, and cf. 1st… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cap of liberty — Cap Cap (k[a^]p), n. [OE. cappe, AS. c[ae]ppe, cap, cape, hood, fr. LL, cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as Isidorus of Seville mentions it first: Capa, quia quasi totum capiat hominem; it. capitis ornamentum. See 3d {Cape}, and cf. 1st… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cap of dignity — see cap of maintenance …   Useful english dictionary

  • cap of estate — see cap of maintenance …   Useful english dictionary

  • MAINTENANCE, CAP OF —    an ermine lined, crimson velvet cap, the wearing of which was a distinction granted first to dukes but subsequently to various other families …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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