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The meaning of "good samaritan"

" Good Samaritan "
Someone who compassionately helps another who is in need.
I'd lost my wallet and couldn't get home. He played the good Samaritan and gave me a lift to my door.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 17th century. From a biblical source.
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