Good Samaritan


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

First Known Use of Good Samaritan

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Good Samaritan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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Good Samaritan


English Language Learners Definition of Good Samaritan

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

good samaritan

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

Legal Definition of good samaritan

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

History and Etymology for Good Samaritan

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

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