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]

 

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