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 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.

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  • 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

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  • prayer — / prer/ n: the part of a pleading (as a complaint) that specifies the relief sought; also: a request for relief or some other action by the court Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. prayer …   Law dictionary

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