Definition of salvation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//sælˈveɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//sælˈveɪʃn//
    [uncountable] Types of belief
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  1. 1 (in Christianity) the state of being saved from the power of evil to pray for the salvation of the world The medieval Church believed in salvation through faith and works. salvation from sin See related entries: Types of belief
  2. 2a way of protecting somebody from danger, disaster, loss, etc. Group therapy classes have been his salvation.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French salvacion, from ecclesiastical Latin salvation- (from salvare ‘to save’), translating Greek sōtēria.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: salvation

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