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deliverance


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  He  hath  sent  me  to  heal  the  broken-hearted,  to 
  preach  deliverance  to  the  captives.  --Luke  iv  18. 
 
  One  death  or  one  deliverance  we  will  share. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Act  of  bringing  forth  children.  [Archaic]  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Act  of  speaking;  utterance.  [Archaic]  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  In  this  and  in  the  preceding  sense  delivery  is  the  word 
  more  commonly  used 
 
  4.  The  state  of  being  delivered,  or  freed  from  restraint. 
 
  I  do  desire  deliverance  from  these  officers.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Anything  delivered  or  communicated;  esp.,  an  opinion  or 
  decision  expressed  publicly.  [Scot.] 
 
  6.  (Metaph.)  Any  fact  or  truth  which  is  decisively  attested 
  or  intuitively  known  as  a  psychological  or  philosophical 
  datum;  as  the  deliverance  of  consciousness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deliverance 
  n  :  recovery  or  preservation  from  loss  or  danger;  "work  is  the 
  deliverance  of  mankind"  or  "a  surgeon's  job  is  the  saving 
  of  lives"  [syn:  {rescue},  {delivery},  {saving}] 




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