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noun sal·va·tion \sal-ˈvā-shən\

Simple Definition of salvation

  • in Christianity : the act of saving someone from sin or evil : the state of being saved from sin or evil

  • : something that saves someone or something from danger or a difficult situation

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of salvation

  1. 1a :  deliverance from the power and effects of sinb :  the agent or means that effects salvationc Christian Science :  the realization of the supremacy of infinite Mind over all bringing with it the destruction of the illusion of sin, sickness, and death

  2. 2 :  liberation from ignorance or illusion

  3. 3a :  preservation from destruction or failureb :  deliverance from danger or difficulty


play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of salvation in a sentence

  1. Tourism has been the salvation of the island.

  2. <we spent the night in the cellar praying for salvation from the tornadoes>

Origin and Etymology of salvation

Middle English salvacion, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin salvation-, salvatio, from salvare to save — more at save

First Known Use: 13th century

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SALVATION Defined for Kids


noun sal·va·tion \sal-ˈvā-shən\

Definition of salvation for Students

  1. 1 :  the saving of a person from sin or evil

  2. 2 :  something that saves from danger or difficulty <The book was my salvation from boredom.>

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