salvific

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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Unfortunately, Senator Murphy’s belief in the cleansing, salvific power of the state is not at all foreign to American politics — not even close. Elliot Kaufman, National Review, "Earth to Senator Murphy: Politics Won’t Solve All of Our Problems," 28 July 2017

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First Known Use of salvific

1591, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for salvific

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

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