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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Definitions for succor

  1. Aid; help; assistance; especially, assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress.
  2. The person or thing that brings relief.
  3. To help or relieve when in difficulty, want, or distress; to assist and deliver from suffering; to relieve.

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Citations for succor
In Asakusa, a crowd sought succor around an old and lovely Buddhist temple, dedicated to Kannon, goddess of mercy. Richard B. Frank, Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire
Ever since I was five, I have inserted myself into every movie I've seen and gratefully, humbly found succor there. Laurie Fox, My Sister from the Black Lagoon
Origin of succor
1250-1300
Succor derives from Latin succurrere, "to run under, to run or hasten to the aid or assistance of someone," from sub-, "under" + currere, "to run."
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