Definition of sustentation
Examples of sustentation
<argues that a new toll is needed to pay for the long-term sustentation of the city's bridges>
<the all-important sustentation of Mount Vernon, Monticello, and other national treasures>
Origin of sustentation
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin sustentation-, sustentatio act of holding up, from sustentare to hold up, frequentative of sustinēre to sustain
First Known Use: 14th century
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