Definition of livelihood
1. The course of someone's life; a person's lifetime, or their manner of living; conduct, behaviour.
2. A person's means of supporting himself.
3. Property which brings in an income; an estate.
4. Liveliness; appearance of life.
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Workers claimed that some supervisors had routinely threatened their jobs and livelihood by suggesting that outsourcing was being considered for many of their job descriptions.
Here in the United States, the ocean sustains the livelihoods of millions, stabilizes our climate, and provides a critical source of food.
As I did not teach for the good of my fellow-men, but simply for a livelihood, this was a failure.
It provides employment and livelihoods for the local population on the island, primarily for those who live in coastal areas.
Over 10 million people in those countries depended directly on cotton production for their livelihood.
Once rid of productive assets, the chances diminish that households can recover and rebuild their livelihoods.
The remembrance of her father never approaches her heart but the tyranny of her sorrows takes all livelihood from her cheek.
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
650 Scots, mostly women, face the prospect tonight of losing their jobs and their livelihoods.
A separate EU fund must be formed to support single mothers should they lose their jobs and livelihoods.