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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  2.  (Theol.)  The  redemption  of  man  from  the  bondage  of  sin  and 
  liability  to  eternal  death,  and  the  conferring  on  him  of 
  everlasting  happiness. 
  To  earn  salvation  for  the  sons  of  men.  --Milton. 
  Godly  sorrow  worketh  repentance  to  salvation.  --2. 
  Cor.  vii.  10. 
  3.  Saving  power;  that  which  saves. 
  Fear  ye  not  stand  still  and  see  the  salvation  of 
  the  Lord,  which  he  will  show  to  you  to-day.  --Ex. 
  xiv.  13. 
  {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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  (Christianity)  the  act  of  delivering  from  sin  or  saving  from 
  evil  [syn:  {redemption}] 
  2:  a  means  of  preserving  from  harm  or  unpleasantness;  "tourism 
  was  their  economic  salvation";  "they  turned  to 
  individualism  as  their  salvation" 
  3:  saving  someone  or  something  from  harm  of  from  an  unpleasant 
  situation;  "the  salvation  of  his  party  was  the  president's 
  major  concern" 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  This  word  is  used  of  the  deliverance  of  the  Israelites  from  the 
  Egyptians  (Ex.  14:13),  and  of  deliverance  generally  from  evil  or 
  danger.  In  the  New  Testament  it  is  specially  used  with  reference 
  to  the  great  deliverance  from  the  guilt  and  the  pollution  of  sin 
  wrought  out  by  Jesus  Christ,  "the  great  salvation"  (Heb.  2:3). 

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