salvific

[ sal-vif-ik ]
/ sælˈvɪf ɪk /

adjective

of or relating to redemptive power.

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Origin of salvific

1585–95; <Medieval Latin salvificus, equivalent to Latin salv(us) safe + -i--i- + -ficus-fic
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