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English definition of “livelihood”

livelihood

noun [C or U]     /ˈlaɪv.li.hʊd/
(the way someone earns) the money people need to pay for food, a place to live, clothing, etc.: Many ship workers could lose their livelihoods because of falling orders for new ships. That farm is his livelihood. → See also living nounJobs, careers and professionsWorkingEarning money and money earned
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