salvation

Salvation is the act of saving from sin or evil, or sometimes just from an unpleasant situation.

The word salvation comes from the Latin salvare, "to save." Each of the monotheistic religions has a different idea about the way to achieve salvation. Salvation doesn't always have to do with theology; if a freak snowstorm on your camping trip has you worried about hypothermia, salvation can come in the form of an abandoned house with a working fireplace.

Definitions of salvation
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n a means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness

“tourism was their economic salvation
“they turned to individualism as their salvation
Type of:
agency, means, way
how a result is obtained or an end is achieved

n saving someone or something from harm or from an unpleasant situation

“the salvation of his party was the president's major concern”
Type of:
deliverance, delivery, rescue, saving
recovery or preservation from loss or danger

n the state of being saved or preserved from harm

Type of:
safety
the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions

n (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil

Synonyms:
redemption
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absolution, remission, remission of sin, remittal
the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
conversion, rebirth, spiritual rebirth
a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life
atonement, expiation, propitiation
the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
indulgence
the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution
proselytism
the state of being a proselyte; spiritual rebirth resulting from the zeal of crusading advocacy of the gospel
amends, reparation
something done or paid in expiation of a wrong
Type of:
deliverance, delivery, rescue, saving
recovery or preservation from loss or danger