salvific

[ sal-vif-ik ]
/ sælˈvɪf ɪk /

adjective

of or relating to redemptive power.

Nearby words

  1. salvemini,
  2. salvemini, gaetano,
  3. salver,
  4. salverform,
  5. salvia,
  6. salvo,
  7. salvor,
  8. salwar kameez,
  9. salween,
  10. salyut

Origin of salvific

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

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Word Origin and History for salvific

salvific

adj.

1590s, from Latin salvificus "saving," from salvus (see safe (adj.)).

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