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maintain

(mān-tān′) [L. manu tenère, to hold in the hand]
1. To hold, support, or preserve.
2. To continue, e.g., a healthy behavior.
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* THE FOUR ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES UNDERLYING reliable systems are availability, security, integrity and maintainability. For each there is a set of criteria that enables a practitioner to assess whether a system has achieved that particular principle.
The counsel further said that to decide maintainability of a petition was a judicial act, which could not be exercised by an officer of the high court except a judge.
The chief justice had ordered the petitioner to argue on the maintainability of the petition.
Plus, the aircraft's increased reliability and maintainability pays off in less manpower to fix it and the ability to operate more efficiently.
After hearing the parties, the CCP's bench passed the order addressing the questions of its jurisdiction in the matter and the maintainability of the show cause notice.
LAHORE -- An election tribunal of the Lahore High Court on Thursday reserved verdict on the maintainability of an election petition challenging victory of Prime Minister Imran Khan in July 25 general elections from NA-95, Mianwali.
A full bench headed by Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi allowed the petition moved by a citizen questioning powers of the registrar office to decide maintainability of the petitions.
KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) reserved its decision on Tuesday regarding the maintainability of the plea in reference to Mutahidda Qaumi Movement- Pakistan (MQM-P) determining the de jure convener of the party.Sattar had earlier challenged the ECP's jurisdiction to hear a petition pertaining to the party's convenership on March 1.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad High Court (IHC) has reserved judgment on the maintainability of petition seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against former Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif.
"In the 25 years it has been in service, we have not had the investment necessary to effectively address obsolescence, reliability, and maintainability issues.