Suc"cor (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Succored (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Succoring.] [OE. socouren, OF. sucurre, soucourre, secorre, F. secourir, L. succurrere, succursum, to run under, run to the aid of, help, succor; sub under + currere to run. See Current.]

tiono run to, or run to support; hence, to help or relieve when in difficulty, want, or distress; to assist and deliver from suffering; to relieve; as, to succor a besieged city.

[Written also succour.]

He is able to succor them that are tempted. Heb. ii. 18.

Syn. -- To aid; assist; relieve; deliver; help; comfort.

 

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Suc"cor, n. [OE. socours, sucurs, OF. sucurs, socors, secors, F. secours, L. succursus, fr. L. succurrere. See Succor, v. t.]

1.

Aid; help; assistance; esp., assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress.

"We beseech mercy and succor."

Chaucer.

My noble father . . . Flying for succor to his servant Bannister. Shak.

2.

The person or thing that brings relief.

This mighty succor, which made glad the foe. Dryden.

 

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