Meaning of sustentation

sus•ten•ta•tion

Pronunciation: (sus"tun-tā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. maintenance in being or activity; the sustaining of life through vital processes.
  2. provision with means or funds for upkeep.
  3. means of sustaining life; sustenance.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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