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Salvation

salvation
1. The act of saving; preservation or deliverance from destruction, danger, or great calamity.
2. The redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him of everlasting happiness. To earn salvation for the sons of men. (milton) Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation. (2. Cor. Vii. 10)
3. Saving power; that which saves. Fear ye not; stand still, and see the salvation of the lord, which he will show to you to-day. (Ex. Xiv. 13) Salvation Army, an organization for prosecuting the work of Christian evangelization, especially among the degraded populations of cities. It is virtually a new sect founded in london in 1861 by William Booth. The evangelists, male and female, have military titles according to rank, that of the chief being General. They wear a uniform, and in their phraseology and mode of work adopt a quasi military style.
Origin: OE. Salvacioun, sauvacion, F. Salvation, fr. L. Salvatio, fr. Salvare to save. See Save.


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