savior

[seyv-yer]
noun
1.
a person who saves, rescues, or delivers: the savior of the country.
2.
(initial capital letter) a title of God, especially of Christ.
3.
(initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. an epithet of Artemis.
Also, saviour.


Origin:
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.
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saviour or (US) savior (ˈseɪvjə)
 
n
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
 
n
 
[C13 saveour, from Old French, from Church Latin Salvātor the Saviour; see save1]

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

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Word Origin & History

savior
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."

saviour
British spelling of savior (q.v.); for suffix, see -or.
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Saviour definition


one who saves from any form or degree of evil. In its highest sense the word indicates the relation sustained by our Lord to his redeemed ones, he is their Saviour. The great message of the gospel is about salvation and the Saviour. It is the "gospel of salvation." Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ secures to the sinner a personal interest in the work of redemption. Salvation is redemption made effectual to the individual by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Example sentences
What this leaves you with is many gods but no saviour for your self-inflicted
  ideology.
Once, metaphors were hailed as the saviour of computing.
Certainly noone can be a saviour of any nation noone is perfect.
He was a control freak, who created a proprietorial cash cow, while convincing
  his exploited customers that he was a saviour.
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