Succor

Definition of Succor

Suc´cor
v. t.1.To 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.
[imp. & p. p. Succored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Succoring.]
He is able to succor them that are tempted.
- Heb. ii. 18.
n.1.Aid; help; assistance; esp., assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress.
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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