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(sʊə) or


(Placename) transliteration of the Arabic name for Tyre



a town in S Lebanon, on the Mediterranean Sea: site of the ancient port of Tyre.


a prefix meaning “over, above,” “in addition”: surcharge; surname; surrender.
[Middle English < Old French < Latin super- super-]


var. of sub- before r: surrogate.
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Noun1.Sur - a port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean SeaSur - a port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea; formerly a major Phoenician seaport famous for silks
Lebanese Republic, Lebanon - an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
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But Oakton's decision not to employ SURS annuitants does not directly affect plaintiffs' ability to continue to collect their full annuity -- which is what the Illinois Constitution protects -- and plaintiffs identify no SURS provision that would entitle them to simultaneously receive an annuity and engage in post-retirement employment.
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SURS handles benefits for participants and benefit recipients of community colleges, state universities, colleges, scientific surveys and other related agencies throughout Illinois, not just in the Champaign-Urbana area.