[ sal-vey-shuh-nist ]
/ sælˈveɪ ʃə nɪst /


a member of the Salvation Army.
(lowercase) a person who preaches salvation, deliverance from sin, etc., and the means of obtaining it; evangelist.

Origin of Salvationist

First recorded in 1880–85; salvation + -ist

Related forms

sal·va·tion·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for salvationist


/ (sælˈveɪʃənɪst) /


a member of an evangelical sect emphasizing the doctrine of salvation
(often capital) a member of the Salvation Army


stressing the doctrine of salvation
(often capital) of or relating to the Salvation Army

Derived Forms

salvationism, noun
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