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English definition of “livelihood”

livelihood

noun [C, U]     /ˈlaɪvlihʊd/
the way that you earn the money you need for living: The farm is his livelihood.Jobs, careers and professionsWorkingEarning money and money earned
(Definition of livelihood noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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