- help; relief; aid; assistance.
- a person or thing that gives help, relief, aid, etc.
- to help or relieve.
Origin of succor
Examples from the Web for succoured
Hierax was a benevolent person who succoured a race hated by Poseidon.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1
I have failed others in the past whom I might have succoured.The Romance of His Life
It is true she succoured me when I was in sore need in Magdeburg.The Mercenary
W. J. Eccott
The Spaniards had some pity, and succoured them with food on the way.The Story of Siena and San Gimignano
Edmund G. Gardner
And then the weak who had to be succoured was so pretty, so charming, so sweet!At His Gates, Vol. 2(of 3)
Word Origin and History for succoured
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.