a person who saves, rescues, or delivers: the savior of the country.
(initial capital letter) a title of God, especially of Christ.
(initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. an epithet of Artemis.
Also, saviour.

1250–1300; Middle English saveour, sauveur < Old French sauvëour < Late Latin salvātor, equivalent to Latin salvā(re) to save1 + -tor -tor

saviorhood, saviorship, noun
undersavior, noun

savior, savor, savory.

See -or1. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
saviour or (US) savior (ˈseɪvjə)
a person who rescues another person or a thing from danger or harm
[C13 saveour, from Old French, from Church Latin Salvātor the Saviour; see save1]
savior or (US) savior
[C13 saveour, from Old French, from Church Latin Salvātor the Saviour; see save1]

Saviour or (US) Savior (ˈseɪvjə)
Christianity Jesus Christ regarded as the saviour of men from sin
Savior or (US) Savior

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, "one who delivers or rescues from peril," also a title of Jesus Christ, from O.Fr. sauveour, from L.L. salvatorem (nom. salvator) "a saver, preserver" (cf. Sp. salvador, It. salvatore), from salvatus, pp. of salvare "to save" (see save (v.)). In Christian sense, translation
of Gk. soter "savior." Replaced O.E. hælend "healer."
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Example sentences
In doing so he took upon himself the task of playing the part of the savior of
  the ring.
Minder had cast me as the enemy of first-year composition and himself as the
  savior of the program.
Change is often viewed not as a savior but as a threat.
The sound of those flapping backpacks may herald the arrival of that savior.
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