Salvation Army


noun

an international Christian organization founded in England in 1865 by William Booth, organized along quasi-military lines and devoted chiefly to evangelism and to providing social services, especially to the poor.
a retail store operated by the Salvation Army selling donated clothing, furniture, books, etc., at low prices: This sofa was a bargain at the Salvation Army.

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British Dictionary definitions for salvation army

Salvation Army

noun

  1. a Christian body founded in 1865 by William Booth and organized on quasi-military lines for evangelism and social work among the poor
  2. (as modifier)the Salvation Army Hymn Book
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