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succor

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noun suc·cor \ˈsə-kər\

Simple Definition of succor

  • : something that you do or give to help someone who is suffering or in a difficult situation

Full Definition of succor

  1. 1 :  relief; also :  aid, help

  2. 2 :  something that furnishes relief

Examples of succor

  1. We see it as our duty to give succor to those in need.



Origin of succor

Middle English socour, sucurs (taken as plural), from Anglo-French sucur, sucors, from Medieval Latin succursus, from Latin succurrere to run to the rescue, bring aid, from sub- + currere to run — more at car


First Known Use: 13th century


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succor

transitive verb suc·cor

Definition of succor

suc·coredsuc·cor·ing play \ˈsə-k(ə-)riŋ\

  1. :  to go to the aid of :  relieve

suc·cor·er play \ˈsə-kər-ər\ noun


13th Century

First Known Use of succor

13th century


SUCCOR Defined for Kids

succor

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noun suc·cor \ˈsə-kər\

Definition of succor

  1. :  2help 1, relief





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