salvific 1590s, from L. salvificus “saving,” from salvus (see SAFE (Cf. safe) (adj.)).

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  • Salvific — Sal*vif ic, a. [L. salficus saving; salvus saved, safe + facere to make.] Tending to save or secure safety. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salvific — [sal vif′ik] adj. [LL(Ec) salvificus < salvificare, to save < salvus, saved from sin (< L, SAFE) + L ficare, FY] bringing salvation salvifically adv …   English World dictionary

  • salvific — adjective Etymology: Late Latin salvificus, from Latin salvus safe + ficus fic Date: 1591 having the intent or power to save or redeem < the salvific life and death of Christ E. A. Walsh > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • salvific — /sal vif ik/, adj. of or pertaining to redemptive power. [1585 95; < ML salvificus, equiv. to L salv(us) SAFE + i I + ficus FIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • salvific — adjective Able or intending to provide salvation or redemption …   Wiktionary

  • salvífic — sal|ví|fic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • salvific — sal·vif·ic …   English syllables

  • salvific(al) —   a. tending to save …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • salvific — adjective pertaining to the power of salvation or redemption • Pertains to noun: ↑salvation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Salvific Law — Infobox Book author = Thomas Kuzhinapurath name = Salvific Law country = India language = English subject = Canon Law, Theology genre = Doctoral Research publisher = M S Publications release date = May 13 2008 media type = Hardcover, Trade… …   Wikipedia

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