Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Help; assistance; encouragement; counsel.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Help; support; assistance; counsel; encouragement. As an element in the crime ot treason, the giving of "aid and comfort" to the enemy may consist in a mere attempt It is not essential to constitute the giving of aid and comfort that the enterprise commenced should be successful and actually render assistance. Young v. United States, 97 U. S. 62, 24 In Ed. 992; U. S. v. Greathouse, 4 Sawy. 472, Fed. Cas. No. 15,254.