noun[mass noun] • formal
- The support or maintenance of someone or something, especially through the provision of money: provision is made for the sustentation of preachersMore example sentences
- Twenty per cent of the sustentation fee shall be paid into a specially held account for the purposes of campaigning.
- We also analyze the coupling strength threshold for sustentation of the connection.
- To 40 of my poor tenants at Chellesfeld 40s. To sustentation of an honest chaplain to celebrate for my soul the divine offices in the church of Chellesfeld for three years £15.
late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin sustentatio(n-), from sustentare 'uphold, sustain', frequentative of sustinere (see sustain).
More definitions of sustentationDefinition of sustentation in:
- The US English dictionary