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1succor

noun suc·cor \ˈsə-kər\

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

Full Definition of SUCCOR

1
:  relief; also :  aid, help
2
:  something that furnishes relief
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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

2succor

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

Definition of SUCCOR

:  to go to the aid of :  relieve
suc·cor·er \ˈsə-kər-ər\ noun

First Known Use of SUCCOR

13th century
SUCCOR Defined for Kids

succor

noun suc·cor \ˈsə-kər\

Definition of SUCCOR for Kids

:  2help 1, relief

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