deliverance

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French deliverance (French délivrance), from delivrer +‎ -ance

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Noun[edit]

deliverance (plural deliverances)

  1. Act of delivering, the state of being delivered, or something delivered.
  2. Extrication from danger, imprisonment, rescue etc.
    • 2012 January 1, Philip E. Mirowski, “Harms to Health from the Pursuit of Profits”, American Scientist, 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.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (act of delivering, something delivered): delivery

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