Liv"ing, n. 1. The state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life; existence. "Health and living." Shak.
2. Manner of life; as, riotous
living. " A vicious living."
3. Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate; as, to make a comfortable
living from writing.
She can spin for her living.Shak.
He divided unto them his living.Luke xv. 12.
4. Power of continuing life; the act of living, or living comfortably.
There is no living without trusting somebody or other in some cases.L' Estrange.
5. The benefice of a clergyman; an ecclesiastical charge which a minister receives.
He could not get a deanery, a prebend, or even a livingMacaulay.
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