What does the word succor mean?

Usage examples for succor

  1. He then broke a pane of glass in the window, and through it begged succor for a nobleman who had been waylaid by robbers. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  2. He had been thinking of the pigeon, but had put aside hope as to succor from that agency. – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  3. You will go without attempting to succor the Princess Emma? – The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs