aid and comfort

  • 1 aid and comfort — To render assistance or counsel. Any act that deliberately strengthens or tends to strengthen enemies of the United States, or that weakens or tends to weaken the power of the United States to resist and attack such enemies is characterized as… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 aid and comfort — Help; support; assistance; counsel; encouragement. As an element in the crime of treason (Constitution of the United States, Art. Ill, No. 3), the giving of aid and comfort to the enemy may consist in a mere attempt. It is not essential to… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 3 aid and comfort — Help; assistance; encouragement; counsel. An element of the crime of treason. One gives aid and comfort to the enemy where he commits an overt act which, in its natural consequence, if successful, would encourage and advance the interests of the… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 4 giving aid and comfort to enemy — As an element of the offense of treason: overt acts committed which, in their natural consequence, if successful, would encourage and advance the interests of the enemy. Young v United States, 97 US 39, 24 L Ed 992 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 5 aid and abet — Synonyms and related words: abet, advocate, ask for, comfort, countenance, embolden, encourage, endorse, favor, feed, foster, give encouragement, go for, hearten, invite, keep in countenance, nourish, nurture, shine upon, smile upon, subscribe …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 6 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 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 Comfort — Com fort, n. [OF. confort, fr. conforter.] 1. Assistance; relief; support. [Obs. except in the phrase aid and comfort. See 5 below.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Encouragement; solace; consolation in trouble; also, that which affords consolation.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 comfort — [kum′fərt] vt. [ME comforten < OFr conforter, to comfort < LL (esp. in Vulg. of O.T.) confortare, to strengthen much < L com , intens. + fortis, strong: see FORT1] 1. to soothe in distress or sorrow; ease the misery or grief of; bring… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 comfort — Synonyms and related words: Easy Street, abet, abundance, acceptance, advocate, affluence, afghan, aid, aid and abet, aid and comfort, allay, alleviate, amusement, animal pleasure, assist, assistance, assuage, assurance, assure, avail, bail out,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 comfort — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French cunforter, comforter, from Late Latin confortare to strengthen greatly, from Latin com + fortis strong Date: 13th century 1. to give strength and hope to ; cheer 2. to ease the grief …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 comfort — [13] Comfort did not always have its present ‘soft’ connotations of physical ease, contentment, and well being. Etymologically it means ‘make someone stronger’, and its original English sense was ‘encourage, support’ (this survives in such… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 12 comfort — [13] Comfort did not always have its present ‘soft’ connotations of physical ease, contentment, and well being. Etymologically it means ‘make someone stronger’, and its original English sense was ‘encourage, support’ (this survives in such… …

    Word origins

  • 13 aid — I. verb Etymology: Middle English eyden, from Anglo French aider, from Latin adjutare, frequentative of adjuvare, from ad + juvare to help Date: 15th century transitive verb to provide with what is useful or necessary in achieving an end… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 aid — [eɪd] noun [uncountable] help, such as food, medicines, or money, given by a government or private organization to help people who are suffering from war, hunger etc: • UN workers have been trying to move food aid to an estimated 2 million… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 15 Comfort object — A comfort object, transitional object, or security blanket is an item used to provide psychological comfort, especially in unusual or unique situations, or at bedtime for small children. Among toddlers, comfort objects may take the form of a… …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 Comfort and Joy (1984 film) — Comfort and Joy Theatrical release poster Directed by Bill Forsyth Written by Bil …

    Wikipedia

  • 17 Comfort — Com fort, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Comforted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Comforting.}] [F. conforter, fr. L. confortare to strengthen much; con + fortis strong. See {Fort}.] 1. To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 18 Comfort Inn — (Moberly,США) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: 1801 West Outer Road, Moberly …

    Каталог отелей

  • 19 comfort — comfortless, adj. /kum feuhrt/, v.t. 1. to soothe, console, or reassure; bring cheer to: They tried to comfort her after her loss. 2. to make physically comfortable. 3. Obs. to aid; support or encourage. n. 4. relief in affliction; consolation;… …

    Universalium

  • 20 Comfort women — Dieser Artikel wurde aufgrund von inhaltlichen Mängeln auf der Qualitätssicherungsseite der Redaktion Ostasien eingetragen. Dies geschieht, um die Qualität der Artikel aus dem Themengebiet Ostasien auf ein akzeptables Niveau zu bringen. Dabei… …

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