Old French, from the verb aidier (“to aid, to help”).
- IPA: /ˈeɪdənt/
- (obsolete) helpful, assisting
- 1605, All you unpublished virtues of the earth, / Spring with my tears, be aidant and remediate / In the good man's distress! — William Shakespeare, King Lear IV.iii
- Present participle of aider.
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