aids


aids
In feudal law, originally mere benevolences granted by a tenant to his lord, in times of distress; but at length the lords claimed them as of right. They were principally three:
(1) To ransom the lord's person, if taken prisoner;
(2) to make the lord's eldest son and heir apparent a knight;
(3) to give a suitable portion to the lord's eldest daughter on her. A reasonable aid was a duty claimed by the lord of the fee of his tenants, holding by knight service, to marry his daughter, etc.
Abolished by Tenures Abolition Act of 1660.
Also, extraordinary grants to the Crown by the house of commons, which were the origin of the modern system of taxation. 2 Bl.Comm. 63, 64

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Aids — Aids …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Aids — Sn ( ?; der isolierte Gebrauch des Wortes wird vermieden, so daß eine Genuszuweisung nicht erkennbar ist) erw. fach. (20. Jh.) Kunstbildung. Entlehnt aus dem am. e. Akronym Aids (AIDS) für Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Erworbenes… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Aids — the virus condition, was the most memorable acronym of the 20c based on acquired immune deficiency syndrome. The spelling as a word with a capital initial has superseded the older form AIDS, a preference intensified by the occurrence of several… …   Modern English usage

  • AIDS — also Aids BrE [eıdz] n [U] Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome a very serious disease that stops your body from defending itself against infections, and usually causes death ▪ the AIDS virus ▪ Aids sufferers ▪ full blown AIDS (=AIDS at its most… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • AIDS — [ eıdz ] noun uncount ** acquired immune deficiency syndrome: a serious disease that destroys the body s IMMUNE SYSTEM (=its ability to defend itself against infection) and usually causes death. AIDS is passed from one person to another through… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • AIDS — UK / US or Aids UK [eɪdz] / US noun [uncountable] ** acquired immune deficiency syndrome: a serious disease that destroys the body s immune system (= its ability to defend itself against infection) and usually causes death. AIDS is passed from… …   English dictionary

  • AIDS — AIDS, Aids 〈[ɛıdz] ohne Artikel; Abk. für〉 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (erworbenes Immunschwächesyndrom), durch ein Virus hervorgerufenes Syndrom von Immunschwäche, das im Verlauf der Krankheit zum Zusammenbruch des körpereigenen… …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • AIDS — s.m. e f.inv. CO TS med. → sindrome da immunodeficienza acquisita {{line}} {{/line}} VARIANTI: Aids. DATA: 1982. ETIMO: dall ingl. AIDS, propr. sigla di Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome sindrome da immunodeficienza acquisita …   Dizionario italiano

  • Aids — macht uns bewußt, daß wir nicht unsterblich sind. Aids entlarvt den Jugendkult, der nur gesunde, produktive und kräftige Menschen zuließ, als Absurdität. «Rosa von Praunheim [* 1942]; dt. Filmregisseur» Alle Menschen, die sonst nichts verhindern …   Zitate - Herkunft und Themen

  • Aids — [e:ts, engl. eidz], AIDS das; (meist ohne Artikel) <aus gleichbed. engl. aids, Kurzw. aus acquired immune deficiency syndrome »erworbenes Immundefektsyndrom«> Erkrankung, die zu schweren Störungen im ↑Immunsystem führt (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • AIDS —    AIDS, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is the generic term for a syndrome of opportunistic diseases that result from a weakened immune system. First identified in 1981 in Los Angeles and San Francisco, it was thought to be a consequence …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture


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