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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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And behind this cry was Japan, ever urging and aiding the yellow and brown races against the white.
Legal aid helps victims of domestic violence obtain legal remedies that result in stable, long-term solutions and, ultimately, escape violence by aiding and representing victims with the following: