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

 sal·va·tion /sælˈveʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sal·va·tion n.
 1. The act of saving; preservation or deliverance from destruction, danger, or great calamity.
 2. Theol. The redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him of everlasting happiness.
    To earn salvation for the sons of men.   --Milton.
    Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation.   --2. Cor. vii. 10.
 3. Saving power; that which saves.
    Fear ye not; stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will show to you to-day.   --Ex. xiv. 13.
 Salvation Army, an organization for prosecuting the work of Christian evangelization, especially among the degraded populations of cities. It is virtually a new sect founded in London in 1861 by William Booth. The evangelists, male and female, have military titles according to rank, that of the chief being “General.” They wear a uniform, and in their phraseology and mode of work adopt a quasi military style.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (Christianity) the act of delivering from sin or saving from
           evil [syn: redemption]
      2: a means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness; "tourism
         was their economic salvation"; "they turned to
         individualism as their salvation"
      3: the state of being saved or preserved from harm
      4: saving someone or something from harm of from an unpleasant
         situation; "the salvation of his party was the president's
         major concern"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    This word is used of the deliverance of the Israelites from the
    Egyptians (Ex. 14:13), and of deliverance generally from evil or
    danger. In the New Testament it is specially used with reference
    to the great deliverance from the guilt and the pollution of sin
    wrought out by Jesus Christ, "the great salvation" (Heb. 2:3).