As*sist"ance (#), n. [Cf. F. assistance.]


The act of assisting; help; aid; furtherance; succor; support.

Without the assistance of a mortal hand. Shak.


An assistant or helper; a body of helpers.


Wat Tyler [was] killed by valiant Walworth, the lord mayor of London, and his assistance, . . . John Cavendish. Fuller.


Persons present.

[Obs. or a Gallicism]


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