- An example of salvation is when a priest converts you and you stop sinning and become a Christian.
- An example of salvation is when you get a job, which saves you from poverty.
Salvation is defined as being saved from or delivered from sin or harm.
- a saving or being saved from danger, evil, difficulty, destruction, etc.; rescue
- a person or thing that is a means, cause, or source of preservation or rescue
- Theol. deliverance from sin and from the penalties of sin; redemption
Origin of salvationMiddle English salvacioun ; from Old French salvation ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin salvatio ; from Classical Latin salvatus, past participle of salvare, to save
- a. Preservation or deliverance from destruction, difficulty, or evil.b. A source, means, or cause of such preservation or deliverance.
- Theology a. Deliverance from the power or penalty of sin; redemption.b. In religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism, deliverance from the cycle of rebirth and suffering.c. The agent or means that brings about such deliverance.
Origin of salvationMiddle English savacioun, from Old French sauvacion, from Late Latin salvati&omacron;, salvati&omacron;n-, from salvatus, past participle of salvare, to save; see salvage.
(countable and uncountable, plural salvations)
- (religion) The process of being saved, the state of having been saved (from hell).
- In Islam, salvation is achieved by praying in the mosque to Allah and following the sunnah of Muhammad.
- The process of being restored or made new for the purpose of becoming saved; the process of being rid of the old poor quality conditions and becoming improved.
From Old French salvaciun, from Latin salvatio.