salvation

noun sal·va·tion \ sal-ˈvā-shən \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of salvation

1 a : deliverance from the power and effects of sin
b : the agent or means that effects salvation
c 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 : liberation from ignorance or illusion
3 a : preservation from destruction or failure
b : deliverance from danger or difficulty

salvational

play \sal-ˈvā-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

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Origin and Etymology of salvation

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

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SALVATION Defined for English Language Learners

salvation

noun

Definition of salvation for English Language Learners

  • 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


SALVATION Defined for Kids

salvation

noun sal·va·tion \ sal-ˈvā-shən \

Definition of salvation for Students

1 : the saving of a person from sin or evil
2 : something that saves from danger or difficulty
  • The book was my salvation from boredom.


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