also AYANTE, AYDANT, AYDAUNT
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from Old French aiant, aidant pr. pple. of aider (also aier)
From: On The Constitution of the Church and State
By Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1830
Second Part: Or, Aids to a Right Appreciation of The Bill
Admitting Catholics to Sit in both Houses of Parliament, etc, etc.
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