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Succor


SUC'COR, verb transitive [Latin succurro; sub and curro, to run.]

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

He is able to succor them that are tempted. Hebrews 2:18.

SUC'COR, noun Aid; help; assistance; particularly, assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want or distress.

My father

Flying for succor to his servant Banister--

1. The person or thing that brings relief.

The city when pressed received succors from an unexpected quarter.

The mighty succor which made glad the foe.