Definition: Salvation

From New World Encyclopedia


From Middle English savacioun, from Old French savaciun, salvaciun, from Latin salvātiō. Displaced native Old English hǣlu.


salvation (countable and uncountable, plural salvations)

  1. (religion) The process of being saved, the state of having been saved (from hell).
    Collective salvation is not possible without personal salvation, but the latter is achievable.
  2. 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.

Related terms

  • salvage
  • salvational
  • salvific


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