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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pray \Pray\, v. t. 1. To address earnest request to; to supplicate; to entreat; to implore; to beseech. [1913 Webster] And as this earl was preyed, so did he. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] We pray you . . . by ye reconciled to God. --2 Cor. v. 20. [1913 Webster] 2. To ask earnestly for; to seek to obtain by supplication; to entreat for. [1913 Webster] I know not how to pray your patience. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To effect or accomplish by praying; as, to pray a soul out of purgatory. --Milman. [1913 Webster] To pray in aid. (Law) (a) To call in as a helper one who has an interest in the cause. --Bacon. (b) A phrase often used to signify claiming the benefit of an argument. See under Aid. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Aid \Aid\, n. [F. aide, OF. a["i]de, a["i]e, fr. the verb. See Aid, v. t.] 1. Help; succor; assistance; relief. [1913 Webster] An unconstitutional mode of obtaining aid. --Hallam. [1913 Webster] 2. The person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; a helper; an assistant. [1913 Webster] It is not good that man should be alone; let us make unto him an aid like unto himself. --Tobit viii. 6. [1913 Webster] 3. (Eng. Hist.) A subsidy granted to the king by Parliament; also, an exchequer loan. [1913 Webster] 4. (Feudal Law) A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his lord on special occasions. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 5. An aid-de-camp, so called by abbreviation; as, a general's aid. [1913 Webster] Aid prayer (Law), a proceeding by which a defendant beseeches and claims assistance from some one who has a further or more permanent interest in the matter in suit. To pray in aid, to beseech and claim such assistance. [1913 Webster]