De*liv"er*ance (?), n. [F. d'elivrance, fr. d'elivrer.]
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.
Act of bringing forth children.
Act of speaking; utterance.
⇒ In this and in the preceding sense delivery is the word more commonly used.
The state of being delivered, or freed from restraint.
I do desire deliverance from these officers.
Anything delivered or communicated; esp., an opinion or decision expressed publicly.
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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