As*sist"ance (#), n. [Cf. F. assistance.]
The act of assisting; help; aid; furtherance; succor; support.
Without the assistance of a mortal hand.
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.
[Obs. or a Gallicism]
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