n.1.Course of life; means of support; livelihood.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(3) According to Bale's Chronicle, on the 8th November 1450, shortly after the opening of parliament, the commons "presented unto the king a bill desiring the seid duke of gloucestre might be proclaime a trewe knight." (4) Of pertinence to the parliamentary concerns of 1450 is a reference to Gloucester's keeping of "the Kinges livelode unto his owne [i.e., Henry's] use and prouffit," which coincides with the arguments for resumption put forward during this assembly.