salvific

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adjective sal·vif·ic \sal-ˈvi-fik\

Definition of salvific

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

Origin and Etymology of salvific

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


First Known Use: 1591

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