• Latin: alimentum, nourishment


Support or maintenance; whatever is necessary for life, as food and drink, a home, clothing, care in sickness and death. Under it would fall the obligation of parents towards children, of children towards parents, husbands towards wives, of a religious order or congregation towards its members. For secular priests, maintenance is provided by means of the title for which they were ordained: a benefice, patrimony, or pension.

MLA Citation

  • “alimentation”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 November 2019. Web. 3 March 2021. <>