Definition of salvation
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 : liberation from ignorance or illusion
3a : preservation from destruction or failureb : deliverance from danger or difficulty
salvationalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of salvation in a Sentence
Tourism has been the salvation of the island.
we spent the night in the cellar praying for salvation from the tornadoes
Recent Examples of salvation from the Web
President Michel Temer could lose mandate in court decision Crisis damaged relations between executive and judiciary Flailing in yet another political crisis, Brazil is once more looking to its judges for salvation.
White is known for embracing the prosperity gospel — the theology that God will bless true believers not just with eternal salvation but with material wealth here on Earth.
Rose, his wife, is the instrument by which Troy’s salvation and damnation are made legible, and Viola Davis gives a staggering performance.
For several years a group of conservative media types has lectured Republicans that the key to their political salvation is to expand the child tax credit.
Ushering us a little closer towards salvation with each song.
What has emerged from their research, and that of other scholars, is a glimpse of an insular world dominated by priests who required their slaves to attend Mass for the sake of their salvation, but also whipped and sold some of them.
The new technology, initially feared and scorned, proved to be the industry's salvation.
The Romney campaign was defined on this street corner in Florida, and the corner has been both its salvation and, ultimately, its prison, too.
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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
First Known Use: 13th century
SALVATION Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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