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Definition of assistant:

  1. An attendant; one who is present.
  2. Helping; lending aid or support; auxiliary.
  3. Of the second grade in the staff of the army; as, an assistant surgeon.
  4. One who, or that which, assists; a helper; an auxiliary; a means of help.


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