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Pronunciation:  di'livuruns

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[n]  recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"

DELIVERANCE is a 11 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: delivery, rescue, saving
 See Also: lifesaving, reclamation, recovery, redemption, reformation, retrieval, salvage, salvation, search and rescue mission



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*liv"er*ance\, n. [F. d['e]livrance, fr.
1. The act of delivering or freeing from restraint,
   captivity, peril, and the like; rescue; as, the
   deliverance of a captive.

         He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to
         preach deliverance to the captives.   --Luke iv. 18.

         One death or one deliverance we will share.

2. Act of bringing forth children. [Archaic] --Shak.

3. Act of speaking; utterance. [Archaic] --Shak.

Note: In this and in the preceding sense delivery is the word
      more commonly used.

4. The state of being delivered, or freed from restraint.

         I do desire deliverance from these officers. --Shak.

5. Anything delivered or communicated; esp., an opinion or
   decision expressed publicly. [Scot.]

6. (Metaph.) Any fact or truth which is decisively attested
   or intuitively known as a psychological or philosophical
   datum; as, the deliverance of consciousness.

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