deliverance


de·liv·er·ance

noun \di-ˈli-v(ə-)rən(t)s, dē-\

: the state of being saved from something dangerous or unpleasant

Full Definition of DELIVERANCE

1
:  the act of delivering someone or something :  the state of being delivered; especially :  liberation, rescue
2
:  something delivered; especially :  an opinion or decision (as the verdict of a jury) expressed publicly

Examples of DELIVERANCE

  1. She prayed for deliverance as the famine got worse.
  2. <looked to the European powers for deliverance from their country's cruel tyrant>

First Known Use of DELIVERANCE

14th century

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