self-support

[ self-suh-pawrt, -pohrt, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf səˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt, ˌsɛlf- /

noun

the supporting or maintaining of oneself or itself without reliance on outside aid.

Origin of self-support

First recorded in 1760–70
Related formsself-sup·port·ed, adjectiveself-sup·port·ed·ness, nounself-sup·port·ing, adjectiveself-sup·port·ing·ly, adverb
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