Deliverance

Deliverance

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.

3. Act of speaking; utterance.

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; especially, an opinion or decision expressed publicly.

6. (Science: psychology) Any fact or truth which is decisively attested or intuitively known as a psychological or philosophical datum; as, the deliverance of consciousness.

Origin: f. Delivrance, fr. Delivrer.


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