[self-suh-pawrt, -pohrt, self-]
- the supporting or maintaining of oneself or itself without reliance on outside aid.
Origin of self-support
First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for self-support
A country so steeped in manmade misfortunes, so proud of its ethos of self-support, was caught unaware when nature struck.Israel's Inferno
December 5, 2010
There are some qualities which are gained by self-support better than in any other way.
I do not ignore this, and shall have more to say of self-support elsewhere.
The problem of the negro relates to his capacity for improvement and self-support.
Self-support is essential to the possession of a permanent and happy home.
Diligence was enjoined for self-support, and that others might be helped.Usury