Salvation
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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Theol.) The redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him of everlasting happiness. [1913 Webster]

To earn salvation for the sons of men. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation. --2. Cor. vii. 10. [1913 Webster]

3. Saving power; that which saves. [1913 Webster]

Fear ye not; stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will show to you to-day. --Ex. xiv. 13. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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