Good-samaritan meaning

A compassionate person who unselfishly helps others, especially strangers.
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A person who pities and helps another, typically a stranger, or others unselfishly: see Luke 10:30-37
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Origin of good-samaritan

  • 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)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition