Definition of save preposition from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//seɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//seɪv//
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(also save for) (old use or formal) except something They knew nothing about her save her name. Word Originpreposition Middle English: from Old French sauf, sauve, from Latin salvo, salva (ablative singular of salvus ‘safe’), used in phrases such as salvo jure, salva innocentia ‘with no violation of right or innocence’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: save