|Noun||1.||AIDS - a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles|
Synonyms: acquired immune deficiency syndrome
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.
|(jargon)||AIDS - /aydz/ A* Infected Disk Syndrome ("A*" is a
glob pattern that matches, but is not limited to, Apple Computer), this condition is quite often the result of
practicing unsafe SEX.|
See virus, worm, Trojan horse, virgin.