avail of
phrasal see avail oneself of

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • avail of — avail (yourself) of (something) to use something for your own benefit. Many students avail themselves of government loan programs to help pay for college …   New idioms dictionary

  • avail of something — avail (yourself) of (something) to use something for your own benefit. Many students avail themselves of government loan programs to help pay for college …   New idioms dictionary

  • avail of marriage — In feudal law, the right of marriage, which the lord or guardian in chivalry had of disposing of his infant ward in matrimony. A guardian in socage had also the same right, but not attended with the same advantage. 2 Bl.Comm. 88 …   Black's law dictionary

  • avail of marriage — In feudal law, the right of marriage, which the lord or guardian in chivalry had of disposing of his infant ward in matrimony. A guardian in socage had also the same right, but not attended with the same advantage. 2 Bl.Comm. 88 …   Black's law dictionary

  • avail of marriage — The value of the marriage; that is, the amount which the suitor would give …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • double avail of marriage — Two times the ordinary or single value of a marriage. See value of the marriage …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Avail — A*vail , n. 1. Profit; advantage toward success; benefit; value; as, labor, without economy, is of little avail. [1913 Webster] The avail of a deathbed repentance. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. Proceeds; as, the avails of a sale by auction.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avail — I n. (formal) aid 1) of little avail 2) to no avail II v. (formal) 1) intr. ( to help ) to avail against (nothing could avail against the enemy attack) 2) (d; refl.) ( to make use ) to avail of (she availed herself of the offer) * * * [ə veɪl]… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • of\ no\ avail — • to no avail • of no avail I. adj. phr. formal Having no effect; useless, unsuccessful. Tom s practicing was of no avail. He was sick on the day of the game. Mary s attempts to learn embroidering were to no avail. II. adv. phr. formal Without… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • of no avail — See: TO NO AVAIL …   Dictionary of American idioms

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