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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·liv·er·ance /dɪˈlɪv(ə)rən(t)s, di-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·liv·er·ance n.
 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]
 3. Act of speaking; utterance. [Archaic]
 Note: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. Metaph. Any fact or truth which is decisively attested or intuitively known as a psychological or philosophical datum; as, the deliverance of consciousness.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the
          deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving
          of lives" [syn: rescue, delivery, saving]