self-support
noun Date: 1774 independent support of oneself or itself • self-supported adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-support — self′ support′ n. the supporting or maintaining of oneself or itself without reliance on outside aid • Etymology: 1760–70 self′ support′ed, adj. self′ support′ing, adj. self′ support′ingly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • self-support — [self′sə pôrt′] n. support of oneself or itself without aid or reinforcement self supporting adj …   English World dictionary

  • self-support — index home rule Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self-support — self supported, adj. self supportedness, n. self supporting, adj. self supportingly, adv. /self seuh pawrt , pohrt , self /, n. the supporting or maintaining of oneself or itself without reliance on outside aid. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-support — noun The capacity of independent support; self sufficiency …   Wiktionary

  • self-support — /sɛlf səˈpɔt/ (say self suh pawt) noun the act or fact of supporting or maintaining oneself unaided. –self supported, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-support — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : independent support of oneself or itself …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-support — sustaining oneself …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Plan for Achieving Self Support — Plan to Achieve Self Support, also known as a PASS , is a program offered to the US citizens by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for disabled or blind individuals who receive or could qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). A PASS …   Wikipedia

  • Plan for Achieving Self-Support — (PASS) A program run by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to help Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients return to work. Under PASS, SSI recipients design a plan that shows how certain assets such as a car or tools will help them… …   Law dictionary

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