aid 1 vt: to provide with what is useful in achieving an end
conspiracy to counsel or aid draft resisters — K. A. Cohen
— often used in the phrase aid and abet; see also abet
vi: to be of use
aided in the commission of the crime
aid·er n
aid 2 n
1: an act of aiding
render aid to the principal
2: help given; esp: tangible means of assistance (as money or supplies)
aid to the disabled
giving aid and comfort to the enemy

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (help) noun abetment, accommodation, advance, advocacy, aidance, assistance, auspices, backing, benefit, coadjuvancy, cooperation, countenance, endorsement, espousal, facilitation, furtherance, guidance, help, helpfulness, maintenance, ministration, ministry, patronage, promotion, reinforcement, relief, rescue, service, sponsorship, subscription, subsidy, subsistence, succor, support, sustainment, sustenance, tutelage, willing help associated concepts: aid and abet, aid and comfort II (subsistence) noun benefaction, benefit, charity, compensation, endowment, humanitarianism, maintenance, ministration, ministry, patronage, relief, subsidy, support, sustainment, sustenance III verb abet, advance, assist, augment, avail, be auxiliary to, be of service, benefit, collaborate, cooperate with, facilitate, further, give aid, give support, help, minister to, nurture, oblige, promote, provision, reinforce, relieve, render help, rescue, second, serve, service, strengthen, subserve, succor, supplement, support, sustain, uphold associated concepts: aid and abet, aid and comfort IV index abet, accommodate, accomplice, advantage, advocacy, assist, assistance, associate, avail (be of use), bear (support), behalf, benefactor, benefit (conferment), bolster, capitalize (provide capital), charity, coactor, coadjutant, conduce, confederate, conspire, conspirer, contribute (assist), contribution (participation), copartner (coconspirator), countenance, enable, endow, endowment, espouse, expedite, facilitate, factor (ingredient), favor (sanction), favor, finance, foment, foster, harbor, help (noun), help (verb), instrument (tool), inure (benefit), largess (generosity), lend, loan, maintain (sustain), maintenance (support of spouse), nurture, participant, participate, partner, patronage (support), promotion (encouragement), redress, reinforcement, relieve (give aid), remedy (legal means of redress), remedy (that which corrects), remedy, rescue, Samaritan, serve (assist), service (assistance), shelter (protection), side, subsidize, support (assistance), support (assist), uphold

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.


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