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deliverance

DELIVERANCE, n.

1. Release from captivity, slavery, oppression, or any restraint.

He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives. Luke 4.

2. Rescue from danger or any evil.

God sent me to save your lives by a great deliverance. Gen. 45:7.

3. The act of bringing forth children.

4. The act of giving or transferring from one to another.

5. The act of speaking or pronouncing; utterance. [In the three last senses, delivery is now used.]

6. Acquittal of a prisoner, by the verdict of a jury. God send you a good deliverance.



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DELIVERANCE, n.

1. Release from captivity, slavery, oppression, or any restraint.

He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives. Luke 4.

2. Rescue from danger or any evil.

God sent me to save your lives by a great deliverance. Gen. 45:7.

3. The act of bringing forth children.

4. The act of giving or transferring from one to another.

5. The act of speaking or pronouncing; utterance. [In the three last senses, delivery is now used.]

6. Acquittal of a prisoner, by the verdict of a jury. God send you a good deliverance.

DE-LIV'ER-ANCE, n. [Fr. delivrance.]

  1. Release from captivity, slavery, oppression or any restraint. He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives. – Luke iv.
  2. Rescue from danger or any evil. God sent me to save your lives by a great deliverance. – Gen. xiv.
  3. The act of bringing forth children. – Bacon.
  4. The act of giving or transferring from one to another.
  5. The act of speaking or pronouncing; utterance. – Shak. [In the three last senses, Delivery is now used.]
  6. Acquittal of a prisoner, by the verdict of a jury. God send you a good deliverance

De*liv"er*ance
  1. The act of delivering or freeing from restraint, captivity, peril, and the like; rescue; as, the deliverance of a captive.

    He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives. Luke iv. 18.

    One death or one deliverance we will share. Dryden.

  2. Act of bringing forth children.

    [Archaic] Shak.
  3. Act of speaking; utterance.

    [Archaic] Shak.

    * In this and in the preceding sense delivery is the word more commonly used.

  4. The state of being delivered, or freed from restraint.

    I do desire deliverance from these officers. Shak.

  5. Anything delivered or communicated; esp., an opinion or decision expressed publicly.

    [Scot.]
  6. Any fact or truth which is decisively attested or intuitively known as a psychological or philosophical datum; as, the deliverance of consciousness.
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Deliverance

DELIVERANCE, noun

1. Release from captivity, slavery, oppression, or any restraint.

He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives. Luke 4:18.

2. Rescue from danger or any evil.

God sent me to save your lives by a great deliverance Genesis 45:7.

3. The act of bringing forth children.

4. The act of giving or transferring from one to another.

5. The act of speaking or pronouncing; utterance. [In the three last senses, delivery is now used.]

6. Acquittal of a prisoner, by the verdict of a jury. God send you a good deliverance

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