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English definition of “saviour”


noun [C] (US savior)     /ˈseɪ.vjər/ US  /-vjɚ/
UK a person who saves someone from danger or harm Preserving and savingDefending and protecting the/our Saviour in the Christian religion , a way of referring to Jesus God and gods
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