visible means of support

visible means of support
A term employed in vagrancy statutes to test whether an individual has any apparent ability to provide for himself or herself financially.

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


visible means of support
A term employed in vagrancy statutes to test whether an individual has any apparent ability to provide for himself or herself financially.

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  • visible means of support — Term used in vagrancy statutes to indicate that one was without any ostensible ability to support himself, though he is able bodied …   Black's law dictionary

  • visible means of support — Something or someone in sight from which or from whom the obtaining of support is naturally to be presumed, as a farm upon which a person is living or a husband with whom a woman is living …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • means of support — In a general sense, all those resources from which the necessaries and comforts of life are or may be supplied, such as lands, goods, salaries, wages or other sources of income. In a limited sense, any resource from which the wants of life may be …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • visible — I (in full view) adjective clear, distinct, in focus, in full view, in plain sight, in sight, in view, manifest, perceptible, plain, seeable, showing, viewable, well defined II (noticeable) adjective apparent, conspicuous, detectable, discernible …   Law dictionary

  • means — noun 1 method of doing sth ADJECTIVE ▪ appropriate, convenient, effective, efficient, reliable, useful ▪ an effective means of mass communication ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • support —   Kāko o, hāpai.   Also: ko oko o, ko o, ka ika i, kōkua, mālama, kālele, paepae; kaulani (a chief).     Support for birds, ko o manu.     Support for chickens, ko o moa.     Means of support, mālama ola.     He was sued for nonsupport, ua ho opi …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • visible — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin visibilis, from visus, past participle of vidēre to see Date: 14th century 1. a. capable of being seen < stars visible to the naked eye > b. situated in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • visible — visibleness, n. visibly, adv. /viz euh beuhl/, adj. 1. that can be seen; perceptible to the eye: mountains visible in the distance. 2. apparent; manifest; obvious: a man with no visible means of support. 3. being constantly or frequently in the… …   Universalium

  • visible — adj. 1 a that can be seen by the eye. b (of light) within the range of wavelengths to which the eye is sensitive. 2 that can be perceived or ascertained; apparent, open (has no visible means of support; spoke with visible impatience). 3 (of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • visible — vis•i•ble [[t]ˈvɪz ə bəl[/t]] adj. 1) cvb capable of being seen; perceptible to the eye 2) apparent; manifest; obvious: no visible means of support[/ex] 3) cvb being constantly or frequently in the public view; conspicuous 4) noting or pertaining …   From formal English to slang

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