assistance

[ uh-sis-tuh ns ]
/ əˈsɪs təns /

noun

the act of assisting; help; aid; support.

Nearby words

  1. assiniboine,
  2. assiniboine, mount,
  3. assisi,
  4. assist,
  5. assist-control ventilation,
  6. assistance dog,
  7. assistant,
  8. assistant professor,
  9. assistant referee,
  10. assistantship

Origin of assistance

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

Related formsre·as·sist·ance, noun

Can be confusedassistance 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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Word Origin and History for assistance

assistance

n.

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

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