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Good Samaritan

noun

Simple Definition of Good Samaritan

  • : a person who helps other people and especially strangers when they have trouble

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Good Samaritan

  1. :  samaritan 2

Examples of good samaritan in a sentence

  1. We had a flat tire on the highway but fortunately a Good Samaritan stopped to help us change it.



1679

First Known Use of good samaritan

1679


Law Dictionary

good samaritan

noun good sa·mar·i·tan \-sə-ˈmar-ə-tən\

Legal Definition of good samaritan

  1. :  one who voluntarily renders aid to another in distress although under no duty to do so



Origin of good samaritan

from the good Samaritan in the New Testament parable (Luke 10:30–37)


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