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Definition of Maintenance


  1. The act of maintaining; sustenance; support; defense; vindication.
  2. That which maintains or supports; means of sustenance; supply of necessaries and conveniences.
  3. An officious or unlawful intermeddling in a cause depending between others, by assisting either party with money or means to carry it on. See Champerty.

Maintenance Quotations

We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.
Virginia Satir

The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.
Robert Frost

You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

After all, sustainability means running the global environment - Earth Inc. - like a corporation: with depreciation, amortization and maintenance accounts. In other words, keeping the asset whole, rather than undermining your natural capital.
Maurice Strong

My mom said the only reason men are alive is for lawn care and vehicle maintenance.
Tim Allen
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Maintenance Translations

maintenance in French is maintien
maintenance in German is Verwaltung, Wartung, Pflege, Instandhaltung
maintenance in Italian is economato, manutenzione
maintenance in Spanish is vigilancia

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