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Word of the Day
Thursday, September 11, 2003

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
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."