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.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • good samaritan — A good Samaritan is a persoon wh helps others in need …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • good Samaritan — n. a person who pities and helps another or others unselfishly: see Luke 10:30 37 …   English World dictionary

  • good Samaritan — noun a person who voluntarily offers help or sympathy in times of trouble • Hypernyms: ↑benefactor, ↑helper * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized G&S Etymology: after the good Samaritan in the Biblical parable (Lk 10:30 37) : one who… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Good Samaritan — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Good Samaritan : singular Good Samaritan plural Good Samaritans a person who helps someone they do not know who is in trouble • Etymology: From the Bible story of the Good Samaritan who helped an injured man… …   English dictionary

  • good Samaritan — a person who gratuitously gives help or sympathy to those in distress. Luke 10:30 37. Also, Good Samaritan. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • good Samaritan — good′ (or Good′) Samar′itan n. bib a person who voluntarily gives help to those in distress or need. Luke 10:30–37 • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • Good Samaritan — Good Sa maritan noun count a person who helps someone they do not know who is in trouble …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • good Samaritan — Synonyms and related words: Samaritan, aid, aider, assister, backer, befriender, benefactor, benefactress, benefiter, good person, help, helper, helping hand, jack at a pinch, ministering angel, ministrant, patron, succorer …   Moby Thesaurus

  • good Samaritan — /gʊd səˈmærətn/ (say good suh maruhtn) noun a person who is compassionate and helpful to one in distress. {Biblical, from Jesus parable of the man attacked by thieves; it was a despised Samaritan who stopped to give aid rather than the more… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Good Samaritan — noun Date: 1679 Samaritan 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”