- help; relief; aid; assistance.
- a person or thing that gives help, relief, aid, etc.
- to help or relieve.
Origin of succor
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Examples from the Web for succor
Such attention comes too late to offer any succor or comfort to the families, friends, and co-workers mourning the dead.Now Is Not the Time for New Gun Laws
September 18, 2013
And if it is to truly heal, Palestinians and Israelis must make of the scar a source of succor, not fear.On Yom Kippur, Remember My Palestinian Mother
September 10, 2013
The human soul is an ocean tossed by storms of passion, deep and bottomless in its need for succor and nourishment.The Old Man and the Sea
April 9, 2013
In contrast, a mammalian infant depends on the separation cry for succor and security.Why Do We Cry?
January 10, 2013
Here's the platform the new Washington can succor: We want good schools, but don't fire bad teachers.Give the People What They Want
Leslie H. Gelb
October 31, 2010
What are kings made for, save to succor the feeble and distressed?Tanglewood Tales
We slept five times instead of thrice and still no succor came.The Long Labrador Trail
She must have heard and have known that people were there, trying to succor her.Fruitfulness
They dashed after their new leader with only an instinct for shelter and succor.Snow-Bound at Eagle's
She was alone; he was hidden from the view of the men on the point, and no succor could come from them.Devil's Ford
Word Origin and History for succor
early 13c., from Anglo-French succors "help, aid," Old French sucurres, from Medieval Latin succursus "help, assistance," from past participle of Latin succurrere "run to help," from sub "up to" + currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Final -s mistaken as a plural inflexion and dropped late 13c.