manutention

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French manutention, from Latin manutentio (maintenance), from present participle of manutenere (to maintain).

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Noun[edit]

manutention (plural manutentions)

  1. (historical) Maintenance, upkeep of a person, place or thing.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 108:
      Christian religion hath all the markes of extreme justice and profit, but none more apparent than the exact commendation of obedience due unto magistrates, and manutention [tr. manutention] of policies [...].

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin manutentio.

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Noun[edit]

manutention f (plural manutentions)

  1. (obsolete) maintenance; manutention
  2. (technology, commercial) handling
  3. storehouse, depot

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