- The act of delivering or freeing from restraint, captivity, peril, and the like; rescue; as, the deliverance of a captive."He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives." [Luke iv. 18.]"One death or one deliverance we will share." [Dryden.]
- Act of bringing forth children.(Archaic)
- Act of speaking; utterance.(Archaic)
- The state of being delivered, or freed from restraint."I do desire deliverance from these officers." [Shak.]
- Anything delivered or communicated; esp., an opinion or decision expressed publicly.(Scot)
- [Metaph] Any fact or truth which is decisively attested or intuitively known as a psychological or philosophical datum; as, the deliverance of consciousness.
Note: ☞ In this and in the preceding sense delivery is the word more commonly used.
Etymology: F. délivrance, fr. délivrer