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To support, either by furnishing strength or means in cooperation to effect a purpose, or to prevent or to remove evil; to help; to assist. The person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; a helper; an assistant. Help; succor; assistance; relief.

 - (Eng. Hist.) A subsidy granted to the king by Parliament; also, an exchequer loan.

 - (Feudal Law) A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his lord on special occasions. An aid-de-camp, so called by abbreviation; as, a general's aid. Money or substance given by way of assistance. A special obligation of a vassal to provide money for such occasions as his lord's ransom, the marriage of his daughter, the knighting of his son, or for going on Crusade. 

Syn. - To help; assist; support; sustain; succor; relieve; befriend; cooperate; promote. See Help. 

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