|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) The act of maintaining; sustenance; support; defense; vindication.
2. (n.) That which maintains or supports; means of sustenance; supply of necessaries and conveniences.
3. (n.) An officious or unlawful intermeddling in a cause depending between others, by assisting either party with money or means to carry it on. See Champerty.
Maintenance (4 Occurrences)
Judges 17:10 Micah said to him, "Dwell with me, and be to me a father and a priest, and I will give you ten pieces of silver per year, a suit of clothing, and your food." So the Levite went in. (See NAS)
1 Chronicles 26:27 Out of the spoil won in battles did they dedicate to repair the house of Yahweh. (See RSV)
Ezra 4:14 Now because we have maintenance from the king's palace, and it was not meet for us to see the king's dishonour, therefore have we sent and certified the king; (KJV WBS)
Proverbs 27:27 And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens. (KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)