(n.) = keep ; maintenance. Ex: The responsibility for manning the one telephone left at the disposal of a residue of callers fell to a single officer who had other duties to carry out to justify his keep. Ex: Single parents are given priority in applying for help and divorced women automatically receive maintenance from the local authority who then claim it from the husband. ---- * dieta para gastos de manutención = per diem food allowance ; per diem ; expense allowance. * manutención del menor = child maintenance. * manutención de menores = child support.