assistance

[ uh-sis-tuh ns ]
/ əˈsɪs təns /

noun

the act of assisting; help; aid; support.

Origin of assistance

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

Related forms

re·as·sist·ance, noun

Can be confused

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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