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deliverance

[dih-liv-er-uh ns] /dɪˈlɪv ər əns/
noun
1.
an act or instance of delivering.
2.
4.
a thought or judgment expressed; a formal or authoritative pronouncement.
Origin of deliverance
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English deliveraunce < Old French delivrance, equivalent to delivr(er) to deliver + -ance -ance
Related forms
nondeliverance, noun
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deliverance

/dɪˈlɪvərəns/
noun
1.
a formal pronouncement or expression of opinion
2.
rescue from moral corruption or evil; salvation
3.
another word for delivery (sense 3), delivery (sense 4), delivery (sense 5)
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n.

c.1300, "action of setting free" in physical or spiritual senses, from Old French deliverance (12c.), from délivrer (see deliver). Formerly also with senses now restricted to delivery.

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