salvific

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adjective sal·vif·ic \ sal-ˈvi-fik \

Definition of salvific

:having the intent or power to save or redeem
  • the salvific life and death of Christ
  • —E. A. Walsh

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Origin and Etymology of salvific

Late Latin salvificus, from Latin salvus safe + -ficus -fic


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