Deliverance

De*liv"er*ance

(?), n. [F. dlivrance, fr. dlivrer.] 1. The act of delivering or freeing from restraint, captivity, peril, and the like; rescue; as, the deliverance of a captive.
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He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives.
Luke iv. 18.
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One death or one deliverance we will share.
Dryden.
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2. Act of bringing forth children. [Archaic] Shak.
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3. Act of speaking; utterance. [Archaic] Shak.
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In this and in the preceding sense delivery is the word more commonly used.
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4. The state of being delivered, or freed from restraint.
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I do desire deliverance from these officers.
Shak.
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5. Anything delivered or communicated; esp., an opinion or decision expressed publicly. [Scot.]
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6. (Metaph.) Any fact or truth which is decisively attested or intuitively known as a psychological or philosophical datum; as, the deliverance of consciousness.
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