To pray in aid
Aid Aid, n. [F. aide, OF. a["i]de, a["i]e, fr. the verb. See {Aid}, v. t.] 1. Help; succor; assistance; relief. [1913 Webster]

An unconstitutional mode of obtaining aid. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

2. The person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; a helper; an assistant. [1913 Webster]

It is not good that man should be alone; let us make unto him an aid like unto himself. --Tobit viii. 6. [1913 Webster]

3. (Eng. Hist.) A subsidy granted to the king by Parliament; also, an exchequer loan. [1913 Webster]

4. (Feudal Law) A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his lord on special occasions. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

5. An aid-de-camp, so called by abbreviation; as, a general's aid. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • To pray in aid — Pray Pray, v. t. 1. To address earnest request to; to supplicate; to entreat; to implore; to beseech. [1913 Webster] And as this earl was preyed, so did he. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] We pray you . . . by ye reconciled to God. 2 Cor. v. 20. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pray in aid — In old English practice, to call upon for assistance. In real actions, the tenant might pray in aid or call for assistance of another, to help him to plead, because of the feebleness or imbecility of his own estate. In current English practice,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • pray in aid — phrasal or pray aid : to claim or call in aid (as when under English law calls are made upon another for assistance in proving one s title or right) see aid 4 * * * pray in aid (law; Shakespeare) To call in, or call for, help • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pray in aid — verb a) To resort to the help (of); to call on the support (of), especially to help prove an argument. Other, smaller craters in the North Sea and Ukraine have been prayed in aid of this theory. b) To ask for the help of (someone or something) in …   Wiktionary

  • prayer in aid — In real actions, the tenant may pray in aid; that is, he may call for assistance of another to help him to plead because of the feebleness or imbecility of his own estate. Thus, a tenant for life may pray in aid of him that hath the inheritance… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Pray — Pray, v. t. 1. To address earnest request to; to supplicate; to entreat; to implore; to beseech. [1913 Webster] And as this earl was preyed, so did he. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] We pray you . . . by ye reconciled to God. 2 Cor. v. 20. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aid — Aid, n. [F. aide, OF. a[ i]de, a[ i]e, fr. the verb. See {Aid}, v. t.] 1. Help; succor; assistance; relief. [1913 Webster] An unconstitutional mode of obtaining aid. Hallam. [1913 Webster] 2. The person or thing that promotes or helps in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aid prayer — Aid Aid, n. [F. aide, OF. a[ i]de, a[ i]e, fr. the verb. See {Aid}, v. t.] 1. Help; succor; assistance; relief. [1913 Webster] An unconstitutional mode of obtaining aid. Hallam. [1913 Webster] 2. The person or thing that promotes or helps in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pray|er — prayer1 «prair», noun. 1. the act of praying: »Prayer as communion with the deity is not characteristic of Japanese Buddhism (Atlantic). 2. the thing prayed for: »Their prayer was for peace. Our prayers were granted. 3. a form of words to be used …   Useful english dictionary

  • Operation Passage to Freedom — Up to a million refugees left the communist North Vietnam during Operation Passage to Freedom after the country was partitioned. Operation Passage to Freedom was the term used by the United States Navy to describe its transportation in 1954–55 of …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”