Simple Definition of succor
: something that you do or give to help someone who is suffering or in a difficult situation
Examples of succor
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
First Known Use of succor
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