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Definition of "sustentation" []

  • Something that sustains; a support. (noun)
  • Sustenance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sustentation" in a sentence
  • "No missionary or "sustentation" support should be given by any cooperating denomination to a pastor in an overchurched community nor to a "circuit" involving interdenominational competition until after an adjustment is made either by reorganization of the circuit or an agreement has been reached by the missionary and administrative bodies of the respective denominations concerned as to an allocation of such missionary responsibility."
  • "There are two funds: one subscribed expressly for the building of churches, the other limited to the "sustentation" of incumbents."
  • "The fundamental question that had to be answered in that book was the question of the "sustentation" of the new Church."