good Samaritan

good samaritan
good sa·mar·i·tan /-sə-'mar-ə-tən/ n [from the good Samaritan in the New Testament parable (Luke 10:30–37)]: one who voluntarily renders aid to another in distress although under no duty to do so

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

good Samaritan
I noun aide, aider, altruist, assistant, assister, befriender, benefactor, deliverer, donor, giver, helper, helping hand, humanitarian, kind person, one who gives assistance, one who helps another, one who renders aid, patron, philanthropist, redeemer, rescuer, succorer, unselfish person associated concepts: Good Samaritan Law II index benefactor, donor

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

good Samaritan
Someone who voluntarily aids a person who is in imminent danger or has been injured without expectation of compensation; a good Samaritan is not held liable for injury to the victim unless he or she fails to use reasonable care and the victim is injured further by the efforts at assistance.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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