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[n] a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
[adj] of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another

Misc. Definitions

\As*sist"ant\, a. [Cf. F. assistant, p. pr. of assister.]
1. Helping; lending aid or support; auxiliary. Genius and learning . . . are mutually and greatly assistant to each other. --Beattie.
2. (Mil.) Of the second grade in the staff of the army; as, an assistant surgeon. [U.S.] Note: In the English army it designates the third grade in any particular branch of the staff. --Farrow.
\As*sist"ant\, n.
1. One who, or that which, assists; a helper; an auxiliary; a means of help. Four assistants who his labor share. --Pope. Rhymes merely as assistants to memory. --Mrs. Chapone.
2. An attendant; one who is present. --Dryden.

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