the act of ; help; aid; support.
Historical Examples

He received two millions in cash from the King, and other assistances.
The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete Duc de Saint-Simon

But all these things are only desirable embellishments and assistances.
Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860 George Saintsbury

And when they returned again out of Egypt, his assistances were no way inferior to the good offices he had formerly done them.
The Antiquities of the Jews Flavius Josephus

But the non-smoker is not in need of252 these assistances: it is only the smoker who requires to smoke for these purposes.
Woman and Womanhood C. W. Saleeby

help; support
the act of assisting
(Brit, informal) See national assistance

early 15c., “act of helping or aiding,” from Middle French assistance, from assister (see assist (v.)).

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