minimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting
"social security provided only a bare subsistence"
a means of surviving
"farming is a hard means of subsistence"
the state of existing in reality; having substance
Real being; existence.
Inherency; as, the subsistence of qualities in bodies.
That which furnishes support to animal life; means of support; provisions, or that which produces provisions; livelihood; as, a meager subsistence.
A person, specifically the person of Christ or of another part of the Trinity; hypostasis.
Origin: From subsistentia, from subsistens, present participle of subsistere; see subsist.
real being; existence
inherency; as, the subsistence of qualities in bodies
that which furnishes support to animal life; means of support; provisions, or that which produces provisions; livelihood; as, a meager subsistence
same as Hypostasis, 2
Origin: [Cf. F. subsistance, L. subsistentia.]
The numerical value of subsistence in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of subsistence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Power over a man's subsistence amounts to power over his will.
Food and water is the biggest issue in Vanuatu at the moment, so many people are subsistence farmers and entire crops have been lost.
No business which depends for its existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level--I mean the wages of decent living.
Everyone in Tanna and other islands in the south, they really live subsistence lives, so they grow what they need for a short period. ... And the reality is that much of that would have been washed away by this storm, that's a grave concern because we desperately need to get food to people soon.
The rules help ensure that any exploratory drilling operations in this highly challenging environment will be conducted in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, while protecting the marine, coastal and human environments, and Alaska Natives’ cultural traditions and access to subsistence resources.
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