Definition Of subsistence


the action or fact of maintaining or supporting oneself at a minimum level.

the minimum income needed for subsistence

the state of remaining in force or effect.

rights of occupation normally only continue during the subsistence of the marriage

Example Of subsistence

  • subsistence agriculture

  • subsistence expenses

  • subsistence wage

  • Alone among the New Deal agricultural agencies, they provided subsistence and operating credit for farmers.

  • Although most own very small fields, rights even in these can provide supplementary subsistence .

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