deliverance

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French deliverance (French délivrance), equivalent to deliver +‎ -ance

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

deliverance (countable and uncountable, plural deliverances)

  1. Act of delivering or conveying something.
  2. Delivery in childbirth.
  3. Extrication from danger, imprisonment, rescue etc.
    • 2011, Biblica, Holy Bible: New International Version, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, →ISBN, Exodus 14:13:
      Moses answered the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.
    • 2012 January 1, Philip E. Mirowski, “Harms to Health from the Pursuit of Profits”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 1, page 87:
      In an era when political leaders promise deliverance from decline through America’s purported preeminence in scientific research, the news that science is in deep trouble in the United States has been as unwelcome as a diagnosis of leukemia following the loss of health insurance.

SynonymsEdit

  • (act of delivering, something delivered): delivery

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