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assistance

[ uh-sis-tuhns ]
/ əˈsɪs təns /
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noun
the act of assisting; help; aid; support.
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Origin of assistance

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

OTHER WORDS FROM assistance

re·as·sist·ance, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH assistance

assistance , assistants
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British Dictionary definitions for assistance

assistance
/ (əˈsɪstəns) /

noun
help; support
the act of assisting
British informal See national assistance
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