Definition of Salvation

1. Noun. (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil.

Exact synonyms: Redemption
Generic synonyms: Deliverance, Delivery, Rescue, Saving
Specialized synonyms: Absolution, Remission, Remission Of Sin, Remittal, Conversion, Rebirth, Spiritual Rebirth, Atonement, Expiation, Propitiation
Category relationships: Divinity, Theology
Derivative terms: Redeem, Redemptional



2. Noun. A means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness. "They turned to individualism as their salvation"
Generic synonyms: Agency, Means, Way

3. Noun. The state of being saved or preserved from harm.
Generic synonyms: Safety

4. Noun. Saving someone or something from harm or from an unpleasant situation. "The salvation of his party was the president's major concern"
Generic synonyms: Deliverance, Delivery, Rescue, Saving
Derivative terms: Salve

Definition of Salvation

1. n. The act of saving; preservation or deliverance from destruction, danger, or great calamity.

Definition of Salvation

1. Noun. (religion) the process of being saved, the state of having been saved (from hell) ¹

2. Noun. The process of being restored or made new for the purpose of becoming saved; the process of being rid of the old poor quality conditions and becoming improved. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Salvation

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Medical Definition of Salvation

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Salvation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Sacred Scripture uses the word "salvation" mainly in the sense of liberation of the human race ... We shall first consider the salvation of the human race, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"As a result one ought not to entertain any hope as to one's salvation; for that, as a manifestation of self- will, implies imperfection. ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The salvation designed by God must not be allowed to depend for its efficacy ... By every device of language he throws the whole work of salvation upon God ..."

4. The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to ...by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Ernest Cushing Richardson, Allan Menzies, Bernhard Pick by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Ernest Cushing Richardson, Allan Menzies, Bernhard Pick (1885)
"ч But as bringing salvation, thus : "God hath made known His salvation (salutare) in ... l6 This knowledge of salvation, therefore, John did impart to those ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"Faith is decisive for the reception of salvation only in so far as it is active through love. The consummating effect of grace is therefore the inspiration ..."

6. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1921)
"To conclude, since the merit of Christ depends solely on the grace of God, which appointed this method of salvation for us, therefore his merit and that ..."

7. Who's who in America by Marquis Who's Who, Inc (1901)
"ln-chlef salvation Army; in charge internat, training homes, salvation Army, 1880-8; m. 1888, Comdr. Booth Tucker: went with him to India, afterward to ..."

8. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Sacred Scripture uses the word "salvation" mainly in the sense of liberation of the human race ... We shall first consider the salvation of the human race, ..."

9. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"As a result one ought not to entertain any hope as to one's salvation; for that, as a manifestation of self- will, implies imperfection. ..."

10. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The salvation designed by God must not be allowed to depend for its efficacy ... By every device of language he throws the whole work of salvation upon God ..."

11. The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to ...by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Ernest Cushing Richardson, Allan Menzies, Bernhard Pick by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Ernest Cushing Richardson, Allan Menzies, Bernhard Pick (1885)
"ч But as bringing salvation, thus : "God hath made known His salvation (salutare) in ... l6 This knowledge of salvation, therefore, John did impart to those ..."

12. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"Faith is decisive for the reception of salvation only in so far as it is active through love. The consummating effect of grace is therefore the inspiration ..."

13. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1921)
"To conclude, since the merit of Christ depends solely on the grace of God, which appointed this method of salvation for us, therefore his merit and that ..."

14. Who's who in America by Marquis Who's Who, Inc (1901)
"ln-chlef salvation Army; in charge internat, training homes, salvation Army, 1880-8; m. 1888, Comdr. Booth Tucker: went with him to India, afterward to ..."

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