Definition of succour noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(US English succor) noun
BrE BrE//ˈsʌkə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌkər//
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[uncountable] (literary) help that you give to somebody who is suffering or having problems to give/bring succour to the sick and wounded Word OriginMiddle English: via Old French from medieval Latin succursus, from Latin succurrere ‘run to the help of’, from sub- ‘from below’ + currere ‘run’.

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