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


  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈlɪvɹəns/
  • (file)


deliverance (countable and uncountable, plural deliverances)

  1. The act of setting free or extricating from danger, imprisonment, bondage, evil, 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, 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.
  2. The act of delivering or conveying something.
    • 1994 November 2, The Canberra Times, page 2, column 6:
      "We're right on schedule as far as the deliverance of those bins is concerned and everybody will have both of their bins ready to start both collections in early December," he said.
    • 1995 March 22, The Canberra Times, page 14, column 7:
      Voluntary contributions are no longer supplementary to the deliverance of basic education requirements in many primary schools - they are essential, according to a recent survey by the ACT Councils of Parents and Citizens Associations Inc.
  3. Delivery in childbirth.


  • (act of delivering, something delivered): delivery


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