Sustentation fund

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sustentation fund (Eccl) a fund of a religious body for support of its ministers, chapels, etc.; as, the sustentation fund of the Free Church of Scotland.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sustentation Fund the scheme by which the ministers of the Free Church of Scotland are supported by voluntary contributions not local or congregational, but with a national altruism or solidarity paid into a great central fund, out of which equal stipends are paid to all alike
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. sustinēresub, up, tenēre, to hold.

Usage

In literature:

What is the Sustentation Fund?
"Penelope's Experiences in Scotland" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
In Flanders there are permanent funds, &c. for the sustentation of the poor.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
The Sustentation Fund's prosperin' bye a' expectation, an' I wad hae telled him a' about it.
"Inchbracken" by Robert Cleland
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