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sustain

Legal Definition of sustain

Verb

  1. Suffer (defeat or injury etc.)
  2. (of a court etc.) Uphold or decide in favour of (an objection etc.)
  3. Corroborate (a statement or charge)

Definition of sustain

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /səˈsteɪn/, SAMPA: /s@"steIn/
  • Audio (US) [?]
  • Rhymes: -eɪn

Etymology

    From Old French sustenir (French: soutenir), from Latin sustineo < sub- + teneo.

Verb

sustain (third-person singular simple present sustains, present participle sustaining, simple past and past participle sustained)

  1. (transitive) To maintain (something), or keep it in existence.
  2. (transitive) To provide for or nourish (something).
  3. (transitive) To encourage (something).
  4. (transitive) To experience or suffer (an injury, etc.).
  5. (transitive) To confirm, prove, or corroborate (something).

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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