Re assistance

assistance

[uh-sis-tuhns]
noun
the act of assisting; help; aid; support.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English assistence < Medieval Latin assistentia. See assist, -ence, -ance

reassistance, noun

assistance, assistants.
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assistance (əˈsɪstəns)
 
n
1.  help; support
2.  the act of assisting
3.  informal (Brit) See national assistance

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assistance
late 14c., "act of helping or aiding," from O.Fr. assistance, from assister (see assist).
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