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 for Aliment
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aliment \Al"i*ment\, v. t.
     1. To nourish; to support.
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     2. To provide for the maintenance of. [Scot.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aliment \Al"i*ment\, n. [L. alimentum, fr. alere to nourish;
     akin to Goth. alan to grow, Icel. ala to nourish: cf. F.
     aliment. See Old.]
     1. That which nourishes; food; nutriment; anything which
        feeds or adds to a substance in natural growth. Hence: The
        necessaries of life generally: sustenance; means of
        support.
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              Aliments of their sloth and weakness. --Bacon.
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     2. An allowance for maintenance. [Scot.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  aliment
      n 1: a source of materials to nourish the body [syn:
           nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance,
           aliment, alimentation, victuals]
      v 1: give nourishment to [syn: nutrify, aliment, nourish]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ALIMENTS. In the Roman and French law this word signifies the food and other
  things necessary to the support of life, as clothing and the like. The same
  name is given to the money allowed for aliments. Dig. 50, 16, 43.
       2. By the common law, parents and children reciprocally owe each other
  aliments or maintenance. (q.v.) Vide 1 Bl. Com. 447; Merl. Rep. h.t.; Dig.
  25, 3, 5. In the common law, the word alimony (q.v.) is used. Vide Allowance
  to a Prisoner.
  
  

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