This is a Wednesday’s Wonderful Words post, in which I chose a word, well-know or otherwise, and discuss why I think it’s so wonderful.
Verb (used with object)
- To free or deliver from confinement, violence, danger, attack, harm or evil; to deliver or save
- Law. To liberate or take by forcible or illegal means from lawful custody.
- The act or an instance of rescuing.
- As a modifier. A rescue party
- The forcible removal of a person from legal custody
- law the forcible seizure of goods or property
1300–50; Middle English rescuen or rescowen, from Old French rescourre: re + escourre; ‘to pull away, shake, drive out, remove’ from Latin excutere (ex + cutere, from quatere ‘to shake’)
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