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[suh-kur-suh l]
  1. subsidiary, especially noting a religious establishment that is dependent upon a principal one.
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Origin of succursal

1835–45; < French succursale < Latin succurs(us) (see succor) + -ale -al1
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Historical Examples of succursal

  • Of course this effect must be secured by succursal hothouses, not always open to visitors.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 26, July 1880.


  • There was even one parish in which the priest preached the Gospel in his principal church, and sang mass in its succursal.

British Dictionary definitions for succursal


  1. (esp of a religious establishment) subsidiary
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  1. a subsidiary establishment
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Word Origin for succursal

C19: from French, from Medieval Latin succursus, from Latin succurrere to succour
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