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A compassionate person who unselfishly helps others, especially strangers.
[After the Samaritan passerby in the New Testament parable who was the only person to aid a man who had been beaten and robbed (Luke 10:30-37).]
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1. (Bible) New Testament a figure in one of Christ's parables (Luke 10:30–37) who is an example of compassion towards those in distress
2. a kindly person who helps another in difficulty or distress
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(or Good′) Samar′itan,
a person who voluntarily gives help to those in distress or need. Luke 10:30–37.
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