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succursal

[suh-kur-suh l]
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adjective
  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 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.

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  • 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

succursal

adjective
  1. (esp of a religious establishment) subsidiary
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noun
  1. a subsidiary establishment
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Word Origin

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