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tr.v. main·tained, main·tain·ing, main·tains
1. To keep up or carry on; continue: maintain good relations.
2. To keep in an existing state; preserve or retain: maintain one's composure.
3. To keep in a condition of good repair or efficiency: maintain two cars.
a. To provide for; support: maintain a family.
b. To keep in existence; sustain: enough food to maintain life.
5. To defend or hold against criticism or attack: maintained his stand on taxes.
6. To declare to be true; affirm: maintained her innocence.
7. To adhere or conform to; keep: maintain a busy schedule.

[Middle English maintainen, from Old French maintenir, from Medieval Latin manutenēre, from Latin manū tenēre, to hold in the hand : manū, ablative of manus, hand; see man- in Indo-European roots + tenēre, to hold; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

main·tain′a·bil′i·ty n.
main·tain′a·ble adj.
main·tain′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.maintainable - capable of being maintained
rectifiable, reparable - capable of being repaired or rectified; "reparable damage to the car"; "rectifiable wrongs"
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The court has rejected this petition declaring it non maintainable.
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IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah observed that petitioner could not satisfy the court that the petition was maintainable under Article 199 of the constitution.
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Issuing notice to him on a contempt petition by an Enforcement Directorate's ( ED) investigating officer Rajeshwar Singh in the scam, the SC held that the plea was maintainable.
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The tribunal said the complaint was maintainable and adjourned the matter until July 29.