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aid

1. Mountaineering any of various devices such as piton or nut when used as a direct help in the ascent
2. (in medieval Europe; in England after 1066) a feudal payment made to the king or any lord by his vassals, usually on certain occasions such as the marriage of a daughter or the knighting of an eldest son

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Economic aid was associated with an increased likelihood of transition to multi-party elections, democracy aid was not.
At this point, there remain questions as to whether or not GCC economic aid will be able to offset these political and reputational risks.
It was even less in 2010 when the total economic aid of $200m could provide less than $3 per capita income.
During most of the 1980s, Syria's support of the Iranian revolution and that country's war with Iraq deprived it of most Arab economic aid.
Clinton was speaking in defence of a budget request for nearly $100m for future economic aid to the North.
Japan's government is finalizing plans to provide Pakistan with up to $1 billion in economic aid over the next two years, according to recent press reports.
Ms Ritchie had sought to release pounds 30million in unspent cash in her department but claimed Executive colleagues used the money to help fund an economic aid package.
Most people will be surprised to learn that the United Kingdom hands pounds 38 million a year to China in the form of economic aid.
And the Nethercutt Amendment cuts off certain types of economic aid for countries unwilling to sign such agreements, including assistance related to disability issues, the promotion of democracy, and the curbing of human trafficking.
We need to provide economic aid to this country for 10 years.
This experience, and her work after the war with the organisation which administered US economic aid to Europe's devastated nations, left Jackson with a passion for European unity which still fires her in her 80s.
In 2001, the firm's personnel told residents on Vieques Island that they would get economic aid from the United States if they supported the Navy, which wanted to continue using the island for aerial bombing practice.

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