The definition of assistance is the act of helping or lending support.
An example of assistance is when someone may walk a dog for someone who is ill and unable to do so.
the act of assisting or the help given; aid
Origin of assistanceMiddle English and Old French from Medieval Latin assistentia: see assist
- The act of assisting.
- Aid; help: financial assistance.
Middle French assistance, from Medieval Latin assistentia, from Latin assisto.