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 for stake of Zion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stake \Stake\ (st[=a]k), n. [AS. staca, from the root of E.
     stick; akin to OFries. & LG. stake, D. staak, Sw. stake, Dan.
     stage. See Stick, v. t., and cf. Estacade, Stockade.]
     1. A piece of wood, usually long and slender, pointed at one
        end so as to be easily driven into the ground as a support
        or stay; as, a stake to support vines, fences, hedges,
        etc.
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              A sharpened stake strong Dryas found. --Dryden.
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     2. A stick inserted upright in a loop, eye, or mortise, at
        the side or end of a cart, a flat car, or the like, to
        prevent goods from falling off.
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     3. The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be
        burned; hence, martyrdom by fire.
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     4. A small anvil usually furnished with a tang to enter a
        hole in a bench top, -- used by tinsmiths, blacksmiths,
        etc., for light work, punching upon, etc.
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     5. That which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked
        or hazarded; a pledge.
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     6. (Mormon Ch.) A territorial division; -- called also stake
        of Zion.
  
              Every city, or "stake," including a chief town and
              surrounding towns, has its president, with two
              counselors; and this president has a high council of
              chosen men.                           --Schaff-Herzog
                                                    Encyc.
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     At stake, in danger; hazarded; pledged. "I see my
        reputation is at stake." --Shak.
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