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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the intention or power to bring about salvation or redemption: "the doctrine that only a perfect male form can incarnate God fully and be salvific” ( Rita N. Brock).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Able or intending to provide salvation or redemption.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to save or secure safety.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to save or secure safety.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. pertaining to the power of salvation or redemption

Etymologies

Late Latin salvificus : Latin salvus, safe; see safe + Latin -ficus, -fic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin salficus saving; salvus saved, safe + facere to make. (Wiktionary)

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