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Definition: Cap of maintenance
, n. [OF. maintenance. See
1. The act of maintaining; sustenance; support; defense;
Whatsoever is granted to the church for God's honor
and the maintenance of his service, is granted to
2. That which maintains or supports; means of sustenance;
supply of necessaries and conveniences.
Those of better fortune not making learning their
3. (Crim. Law) An officious or unlawful intermeddling in a
cause depending between others, by assisting either party
with money or means to carry it on. See Champerty
4. Those actions required for the care of machinery, a
building, etc., to keep it clean and in proper functioning
condition, and to prevent or forestall damage due to
5. Payments, such as child support or alimony, to a dependent
child not living with one or to a divorced wife.
Cap of maintenance
. See under Cap
(k[a^]p), n. [OE. cappe, AS. c[ae]ppe, cap, cape,
hood, fr. LL, cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as
Isidorus of Seville mentions it first: “Capa, quia quasi
totum capiat hominem; it. capitis ornamentum.”
, and cf. 1st Cope
1. A covering for the head; esp.
(a) One usually with a visor but without a brim, for men
(b) One of lace, muslin, etc., for women, or infants;
(c) One used as the mark or ensign of some rank, office,
or dignity, as that of a cardinal.
2. The top, or uppermost part; the chief.
Thou art the cap of all the fools alive. --Shak.
3. A respectful uncovering of the head.
He that will give a cap and make a leg in thanks.
4. (Zo["o]l.) The whole top of the head of a bird from the
base of the bill to the nape of the neck.
5. Anything resembling a cap in form, position, or use; as:
(a) (Arch.) The uppermost of any assemblage of parts; as,
the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping,
cornice, lintel, or plate.
(b) Something covering the top or end of a thing for
protection or ornament.
(c) (Naut.) A collar of iron or wood used in joining
spars, as the mast and the topmast, the bowsprit and
the jib boom; also, a covering of tarred canvas at the
end of a rope.
(d) A percussion cap. See under Percussion
(e) (Mech.) The removable cover of a journal box.
(f) (Geom.) A portion of a spherical or other convex
6. A large size of writing paper; as, flat cap; foolscap;
Cap of a cannon
, a piece of lead laid over the vent to keep
the priming dry; -- now called an apron.
Cap in hand
, obsequiously; submissively.
Cap of liberty
. See Liberty cap
, under Liberty
Cap of maintenance
, a cap of state carried before the kings
of England at the coronation. It is also carried before
the mayors of some cities.
, money collected in a cap for the huntsman at the
death of the fox.
(a) A kind of writing paper including flat cap, foolscap,
and legal cap.
(b) A coarse wrapping paper used for making caps to hold
(Mining), The layer of rock next overlying ore,
generally of barren vein material.
, cap See Foolscap
, the cloth undress head covering of an officer
, a kind of folio writing paper, made for the use
of lawyers, in long narrow sheets which have the fold at
the top or “narrow edge.”
To set one's cap
, to make a fool of one. (Obs.) --Chaucer.
To set one's cap for
, to try to win the favor of a man with
a view to marriage. [Colloq.]