Associations to the word «Subsistence»

Wiktionary

SUBSISTENCE, noun. Real being; existence.
SUBSISTENCE, noun. Inherency; as, the subsistence of qualities in bodies.
SUBSISTENCE, noun. Something (food, water, money, etc.) that is required to stay alive.
SUBSISTENCE, noun. (theology) embodiment or personification or hypostasis of an underlying principle or quality.

Dictionary definition

SUBSISTENCE, noun. Minimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting; "social security provided only a bare subsistence".
SUBSISTENCE, noun. A means of surviving; "farming is a hard means of subsistence".
SUBSISTENCE, noun. The state of existing in reality; having substance.

Wise words

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