Deliverance
Deliverance De*liv"er*ance, n. [F. d['e]livrance, fr. d['e]livrer.] 1. The act of delivering or freeing from restraint, captivity, peril, and the like; rescue; as, the deliverance of a captive. [1913 Webster]

He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives. --Luke iv. 18. [1913 Webster]

One death or one deliverance we will share. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Act of bringing forth children. [Archaic] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Act of speaking; utterance. [Archaic] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: In this and in the preceding sense delivery is the word more commonly used. [1913 Webster]

4. The state of being delivered, or freed from restraint. [1913 Webster]

I do desire deliverance from these officers. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Anything delivered or communicated; esp., an opinion or decision expressed publicly. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

6. (Metaph.) Any fact or truth which is decisively attested or intuitively known as a psychological or philosophical datum; as, the deliverance of consciousness. [1913 Webster]


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