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salvation

noun uk   /sælˈveɪ.ʃən/ us  
[S or U] (a way of) being saved from danger, loss, or harm: After the diagnosis, getting to know Mary was his salvation. a marriage beyond salvationPreserving and savingDefending and protecting [U] In the Christian religion, salvation of a person or their spirit is the state of being saved from evil and its effects by the death of Jesus on a cross: The Gospel message is one of personal salvation.Forgiveness in religion
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