Aid

Definition of Aid

v. t.1.To support, either by furnishing strength or means in coöperation to effect a purpose, or to prevent or to remove evil; to help; to assist.
[imp. & p. p. Aided ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Aiding.]
You speedy helpers . . .
Appear and aid me in this enterprise.
- Shak.
n.1.Help; succor; assistance; relief.
An unconstitutional mode of obtaining aid.
- Hallam.
2.The person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; a helper; an assistant.
It is not good that man should be alone; let us make unto him an aid like unto himself.
- Tobit viii. 6.
3.(Eng. Hist.) A subsidy granted to the king by Parliament; also, an exchequer loan.
4.(Feudal Law) A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his lord on special occasions.
5.An aid-de-camp, so called by abbreviation; as, a general's aid.
Aid prayer
(Law) a proceeding by which a defendant beseeches and claims assistance from some one who has a further or more permanent interest in the matter in suit.
To pray in aid
to beseech and claim such assistance.

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