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AIDS, Engl. law. Formerly they were certain sums of money granted by the tenant to his lord in times of difficulty and distress, but, as usual in such cases, what was received as a gratuity by the rich and powerful from the weak and poor, was soon claimed as a matter of right; and aids became a species of tax to be paid by the tenant to his lord, in these cases: 1. To ransom the lord's person, when taken prisoner; 2. To make the lord's eldest son a knight; 3. To marry the lord's eldest daughter, by giving her a suitable portion. The first of these remained uncertain; the other two were fixed by act of parliament at twenty shillings each being the supposed twentieth part of a knight's fee, 2 Bl. Com. 64.

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In the meantime, says Nemeroff, educational campaigns need to address the surprisingly common scrapping of intellectual acceptance in favor of a gut-level rejection of AIDS victims.
The NGO, with cooperation from Sierra Leone's government, built a rose garden in the country's capital of Freetown in November 2003 to provide employment for AIDS victims.
Congress, by finally providing oversight, can prove its commitment to AIDS victims by measuring their program's effectiveness, and not just its annual appropriation.
Trade decisions are "off budget," which means the administration does not have to get specific budget allocations to lower pharmaceutical costs for AIDS victims or to subsidize the steel industry.
Most HIV and AIDS victims suffer from high levels of stress.
This, of course, isn't as hip, as glamorous or as newsworthy as working with Aids victims, so the petulant George held a press conference criticising the judge for cheating the AIDS charity out of the funds his involvement would have generated.
Ex-England captain Shearer, 37, who has met Aids victims in Uganda, said: "It'll be one hell of a test.
Lewis; about 58 per cent of AIDS victims in sub-Saharan Africa are women, he said, most of them in their productive age.
at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles in honor of AIDS victims.
And suddenly, I am beginning to understand a little more of Jesus's love for the lepers, ostracized by society as Aids victims are today, and for the adulterous woman, the rich young man and the hardworking fishermen.
Barr officials said dismissal of the motion for summary judgment was an important step in providing a lower-cost generic AZT therapy to those AIDS victims who may not be able to afford treatment with the life- prolonging drug.
An aid organization would be established, supposedly to help people in need - orphans, AIDS victims -- but it was all for their own benefit.
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