Definition of subsistence
1. Real being; existence.
2. Inherency; as, the subsistence of qualities in bodies.
3. Something (food, water, money, etc.) that is required to stay alive.
4. Embodiment or personification or hypostasis of an underlying principle or quality.
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He worked all through the day, and went about begging for subsistence in the evening.
Both commercial and subsistence fishing need to be considered.
Fishing is of particular interest to indigenous people due to its importance in their subsistence strategies.
In computing the MSA rate, these costs would normally comprise 80 per cent of subsistence costs.
The Committee would appreciate receiving further information on this issue, including on mission subsistence allowance.
The health questionnaire was administered in the same interview as the subsistence food questionnaire.
This resulted in savings from daily subsistence allowance ($808,800) and clothing and equipment allowance ($17,300).
Unemployment is high and many people depend upon subsistence fishing and gathering.
Where this is not possible, these officers should be receiving the same mission subsistence allowance as military observers.
4, 000 jobs in a region where 28, 000 live off a subsistence economy cannot be real jobs for the region.