Origin of assistanceMiddle English and Old French from Medieval Latin assistentia: see assist
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.
- Aid; help: financial assistance.
Middle French assistance, from Medieval Latin assistentia, from Latin assisto.
- I don't need to tell you that any further assistance I provide you will not be by my choice.
- The guys were generous enough to offer assistance building the buffalo shed and he didn't want to keep them waiting.
- Howie, out of character, had penned his intentions and with legal assistance referred by Merrill Cooms, she and Molly are financially set for life.
- Seward, and three other persons who came to his assistance, were also wounded by the assailant.
- In addition to the assistance from the renters, the money finally gave her an income of her own, and the token independence that went with it.