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assistance

[uh-sis-tuh ns] /əˈsɪs təns/
noun
1.
the act of assisting; help; aid; support.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English assistence < Medieval Latin assistentia. See assist, -ence, -ance
Related forms
reassistance, noun
Can be confused
assistance, assistants.
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British Dictionary definitions for assistance

assistance

/əˈsɪstəns/
noun
1.
help; support
2.
the act of assisting
3.
(Brit, informal) See national assistance
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Word Origin and History for assistance
n.

early 15c., "act of helping or aiding," from Middle French assistance, from assister (see assist (v.)).

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