Salvation

Sal*va"tion

(?), n. [OE. salvacioun, sauvacion, F. salvation, fr. L. salvatio, fr. salvare to save. See Save.] 1. The act of saving; preservation or deliverance from destruction, danger, or great calamity.
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2. (Theol.) The redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him of everlasting happiness.
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To earn salvation for the sons of men.
Milton.
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Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation.
2. Cor. vii. 10.
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3. Saving power; that which saves.
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Fear ye not; stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will show to you to-day.
Ex. xiv. 13.
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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.
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