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Samaritan

noun uk   /səˈmær.ɪ.tən/ us    /-ˈmer.ɪ.t̬ən/
a good Samaritan someone who gives help to people who need itPeople having good qualities the Samaritans [S, + sing/pl verb] in the UK, an organization you can call if you are very worried about something and need to talk to someoneNamed organizations and societies and their members [C] someone who works for the Samaritans: He works as a Samaritan.Named organizations and societies and their members
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