Succursal Suc*cur"sal, a. [Cf. F. succursale. See {Succor}, n. & v. t.] Serving to aid or help; serving as a chapel of ease; tributary. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Not a city was without its cathedral, surrounded by its succursal churches, its monasteries, and convents. --Milman. [1913 Webster]

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  • succursal — /seuh kerr seuhl/, adj. subsidiary, esp. noting a religious establishment that is dependent upon a principal one. [1835 45; < F succursale < L succurs(us) (see SUCCOR) + ale AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • succursal — adjective subsidiary (to a religious establishment) …   Wiktionary

  • succursal — [sə kə:s(ə)l] adjective (of a religious establishment such as a monastery) subsidiary to a principal establishment. Origin C19: from Fr. succursale, from med. L. succursus, from succurrere (see succour) …   English new terms dictionary

  • succursal — suc·cur·sal …   English syllables

  • succursal — /səˈkɜsəl/ (say suh kersuhl) adjective subsidiary; especially denoting a religious establishment which is dependent upon a principal one. {French, from Latin succursus succour} …   Australian English dictionary

  • succursal —   a. like a branch or outgrowth; subordinate …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • succursal — adj. Eccl. (of a chapel etc.) subsidiary. Etymology: F succursale f. med.L succursus (as SUCCOUR) …   Useful english dictionary

  • succursal nest — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In social insects, a resting or hiding place constructed by workers, but not qualifying as a true nest due to the absence of brood rearing …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Desservant — Desservants was the name of a class of French parish priests.[1] Under the old regime, a priest who performed the parochial duties in a vacant parish, or where the parish priest was under censure of some kind[2] was known as a desservant; he was… …   Wikipedia

  • Desservants — • The name of a class of French parish priests Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Desservants     Desservants     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

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