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livelihood

livelihood

noun live·li·hood \ˈlīv-lē-ˌhd\

: a way of earning money in order to live

Full Definition of LIVELIHOOD

1
:  means of support or subsistence
2
obsolete :  the quality or state of being lively

Examples of LIVELIHOOD

  1. Many fishermen believe that the new regulations threaten their livelihoods.

Origin of LIVELIHOOD

alteration of Middle English livelode course of life, from Old English līflād, from līf + lād course — more at lode
First Known Use: 15th century

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