Textual thesaurus for "maintenance"

(noun) upkeep, care

activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

he wrote the manual on car care

(noun) criminal maintenance

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

(noun) sustainment, sustenance, sustentation, upkeep

the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence

they were in want of sustenance; fishing was their main sustainment

(noun) alimony

court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated