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succour

chiefly British English spelling of succor (q.v.); for spelling, see -or.

updated on February 15, 2012

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Definitions of succour from WordNet
1
succour (v.)
help in a difficult situation;
Synonyms: succor
2
succour (n.)
assistance in time of difficulty;
Synonyms: relief / succor / ministration
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