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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