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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assistance  \As*sist"ance\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  assistance.] 
  1.  The  act  of  assisting;  help;  aid;  furtherance;  succor; 
  support. 
 
  Without  the  assistance  of  a  mortal  hand.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  An  assistant  or  helper;  a  body  of  helpers.  [Obs.] 
 
  Wat  Tyler  [was]  killed  by  valiant  Walworth,  the  lord 
  mayor  of  London,  and  his  assistance,  .  .  .  John 
  Cavendish.  --Fuller. 
 
  3.  Persons  present.  [Obs.  or  a  Gallicism] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assistance 
  n  1:  the  activity  of  contributing  to  the  fulfillment  of  a  need  or 
  furtherance  of  an  effort  or  purpose:  "he  gave  me  an 
  assist  with  the  housework";  "could  not  walk  without 
  assistance";  "rescue  party  went  to  their  aid";  "offered 
  his  help  in  unloading"  [syn:  {aid},  {assist},  {help},  {helping}] 
  2:  a  resource:  "visual  aids  in  teaching";  "economic  assistance 
  to  depressed  areas"  [syn:  {aid},  {help}] 




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