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



    (especially US English savior) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈseɪvjə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪvjər//
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  1. 1[usually singular] a person who rescues somebody/something from a dangerous or difficult situation The new manager has been hailed as the saviour of the club. He was hailed as the saviour of the nation. The people clearly saw her as their saviour.
  2. 2the Saviour [singular] used in the Christian religion as another name for Jesus Christ
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French sauveour, from ecclesiastical Latin salvator (translating Greek sōtēr), from late Latin salvare ‘to save’.

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