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 for assistant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Assistant \As*sist"ant\, a. [Cf. F. assistant, p. pr. of
     assister.]
     1. Helping; lending aid or support; auxiliary.
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              Genius and learning . . . are mutually and greatly
              assistant to each other.              --Beattie.
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     2. (Mil.) Of the second grade in the staff of the army; as,
        an assistant surgeon. [U.S.]
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     Note: In the English army it designates the third grade in
           any particular branch of the staff. --Farrow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Assistant \As*sist"ant\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, assists; a helper; an auxiliary; a
        means of help.
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              Four assistants who his labor share.  --Pope.
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              Rhymes merely as assistants to memory. --Mrs.
                                                    Chapone.
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     2. An attendant; one who is present. --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  assistant
      adj 1: of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
             [syn: adjunct, assistant]
      n 1: 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"
           [syn: assistant, helper, help, supporter]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "assistant":
     acolyte, adjutant, agent, aid, aide, aide-de-camp, aider, ancilla,
     assistant professor, associate, associate professor, attendant,
     attorney, auxiliary, benefactor, best man, co-worker, coadjutant,
     coadjutor, coadjutress, coadjutrix, deputy, emeritus, employee,
     executive officer, factor, fall guy, flunky, girl Friday, help,
     helper, helpmate, helpmeet, henchman, hired hand, hired man,
     hireling, inferior, instructor, junior, lecturer, lieutenant,
     man Friday, mercenary, minion, myrmidon, paranymph,
     paraprofessional, patsy, pensioner, professor, professor emeritus,
     proxy, reader, retired professor, right-hand man, second,
     secondary, servant, sideman, stooge, striker, subordinate,
     subsidiary, supporting actor, supporting instrumentalist, tutor,
     underling, understrapper, visiting professor, worker, workfellow,
     yokemate
  
  

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