suc·cor noun \ˈsə-kər\: something that you do or give to help someone who is suffering or in a difficult situation
Full Definition of SUCCOR
: something that furnishes relief
Examples of SUCCOR
- We see it as our duty to give succor to those in need.
Origin of SUCCOR
Middle English socour, sucurs (taken as plural), from Anglo-French sucur, sucors, from Medieval Latin succursus, from Latin succurrere to run to the rescue, bring aid, from sub- + currere to run — more at car
First Known Use: 13th century