nec·es·sar·ies /'ne-sə-ˌser-ēz/ n pl
1: goods, services, or expenses that are considered necessary: as
a: such goods, services, or expenses as are essential to the maintenance and support of a present or former spouse or of the child of divorced parents and for which one spouse or parent may seek reimbursement or contribution from the other
b: essential goods or services furnished to a vessel whose supplier may be entitled to a maritime lien
2: goods or services delivered to a minor that are considered by reference to his or her circumstances to warrant holding the minor to a contract for them despite an attempt to disaffirm it

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index maintenance (support of spouse)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Things that are essential to a person's ordinary life, considering their individual circumstances. For most people, this includes what is needed for health and comfort and excludes things that only provide pleasure.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

Things indispensable, or things proper and useful, for the sustenance of human life.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

Things indispensable, or things proper and useful, for the sustenance of human life.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • necessaries — necessaries, necessities Both words are well attested in the meaning ‘the basic physical requirements of life, including food, warmth, and shelter’: • I gathered up what few necessaries I could quickly lay my hands on tobacco and papers, coffee,… …   Modern English usage

  • necessaries — An article which a party actually needs. State v. Earnest, Mo.App., 162 S.W.2d 338, 341. Things indispensable, or things proper and useful, for the sustenance of human life. Necessaries consist of food, drink, clothing, medical attention, and a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • necessaries — In respect of a parent s liability: –such things as are necessary to supply the personal needs of the infant, suitable shelter, food, clothing, medical attention, and whatever else is essential to the health and comfort of the child, including… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Necessaries — Necessary Nec es*sa*ry, n.; pl. {Necessaries}. 1. A thing that is necessary or indispensable to some purpose; something that one can not do without; a requisite; an essential; used chiefly in the plural; as, the necessaries of life. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • necessaries — noun necessary or indispensable items Mechanically he returned home, gathered together a few small necessaries and special treasures he was fond of, and put them in a satchel; acting with slow deliberation, moving about the room like a sleep… …   Wiktionary

  • necessaries — See necessities. See necessities, necessaries …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • necessaries — un·necessaries; …   English syllables

  • necessaries — Synonyms and related words: bare necessities, call for, demand, demand for, desideration, desideratum, essential, essentials, indispensable, must, must item, necessities, necessity, need, need for, occasion, prerequirement, prerequisite,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • necessaries — nec·es·sar·y || nesɪsÉ™rɪ / srɪ n. something that is essential or imperative; essentials of life (food, clothing, and shelter) adj. vital; essential; indispensable; unavoidable …   English contemporary dictionary

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