Definition for DE-LIV'ER-ANCE

DE-LIV'ER-ANCE, n. [Fr. delivrance.]

  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 iv.
  2. Rescue from danger or any evil. God sent me to save your lives by a great deliverance. – Gen. xiv.
  3. The act of bringing forth children. – Bacon.
  4. The act of giving or transferring from one to another.
  5. The act of speaking or pronouncing; utterance. – Shak. [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

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