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livelihood

[ lahyv-lee-hood ]
/ ˈlaɪv liˌhʊd /
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noun
a means of supporting one's existence, especially financially or vocationally; living: to earn a livelihood as a tenant farmer.
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Origin of livelihood

before 1000; earlier liveliod, livelihod, alteration (by reanalysis as lively + -hood; compare obsolete livelihood liveliness) of Middle English livelod,Old English līflād conduct of life, way of life (see life, lode, load)
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A person’s livelihood is their means of supporting existence, especially financially or vocationally. Do you know the difference between livelihood, living, and maintenance? Find out on Thesaurus.com.

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British Dictionary definitions for livelihood

livelihood
/ (ˈlaɪvlɪˌhʊd) /

noun
occupation or employment
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