necessaries

noun plural

nec·​es·​sar·​ies
ˈne-sə-ˌser-ēz
1
: goods, services, or expenses that are considered necessary: as
a
: such goods, services, or expenses as are essential to the maintenance and support of a present or former spouse or of the child of divorced parents and for which one spouse or parent may seek reimbursement or contribution from the other
b
: essential goods or services furnished to a vessel whose supplier may be entitled to a maritime lien
2
: goods or services delivered to a minor that are considered by reference to his or her circumstances to warrant holding the minor to a contract for them despite an attempt to disaffirm it

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“Necessaries.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/necessaries. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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