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a person who saves from danger or destruction, one who rescues or delivers
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1. A person who rescues another from harm, danger, or loss.
2. Savior Christianity Jesus.
[Middle English saviour, from Old French sauveour, from Late Latin salvātor, from salvāre, to save; see save1.]
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or sav•iour(ˈseɪv yər)
1. a person who saves, rescues, or delivers: the savior of the country.
2. (cap.) a title of God, esp. of Jesus.
[1250–1300; Middle English saveour, sauveur < Old French sauvëour < Late Latin salvātor=salvā(re) to save1 + Latin -tor -tor]
usage: See -or1.
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|Noun||1.||Savior - a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)|
|2.||savior - a person who rescues you from harm or danger|
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