Definition of succursal in English:

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Pronunciation: /səˈkərsəl/


(Of a religious establishment such as a monastery) subsidiary to a principal establishment.
Example sentences
  • Monks were brought to the abbey from Saint Giles, thus it operated as a succursal church of the French monastery.
  • It was first considered as a mere succursal chapel of Notre Dame parish.
  • The Parish Church of St Jacob, like many succursal churches in the surrounding area, is a superb monument to 15th century Gothic architecture.


Mid 19th century: from French succursale, from medieval Latin succursus, from the verb succurrere (see succor).

Words that rhyme with succursal

disbursal, dispersal, Purcell, rehearsal, reversal, tercel, transversal, traversal, universal

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Syllabification: suc·cur·sal

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