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maintenance
'maintenance' - used as a noun
1. activity involved in maintaining something in good working order
2. means of maintenance of a family or group
3. court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated
4. the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence
5. the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community
unlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit
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