Salvation Army, an organization for prosecuting the work of Christian evangelization, especially among the degraded populations of cities. It is virtually a new sect founded in London in 1861 by William Booth. The evangelists, male and female, have military titles according to rank, that of the chief being "General." They wear a uniform, and in their phraseology and mode of work adopt a quasi military style.

(Sal*va"tion*ist), n. An evangelist, a member, or a recruit, of the Salvation Army.

(Sal"va*to*ry) n. [LL. salvatorium, fr. salvare to save.] A place where things are preserved; a repository. [R.] Sir M. Hale.

(||Sal"ve) interj. [L., hail, God save you, imperat. of salvere to be well. Cf. Salvo a volley.] Hail!

(Sal"ve) v. t. To say "Salve" to; to greet; to salute. [Obs.]

By this that stranger knight in presence came,
And goodly salved them.

(Salve) n. [AS. sealf ointment; akin to LG. salwe, D. zalve, zalf, OHG. salba, Dan. salve, Sw. salfva, Goth. salbon to anoint, and probably to Gr. (Hesychius) oil, butter, Skr. sarpis clarified butter. &radic155, 291.]

1. An adhesive composition or substance to be applied to wounds or sores; a healing ointment. Chaucer.

(Sal"va*ble) a. [L. salvare to save, from salvus safe. Cf. Savable.] Capable of being saved; admitting of salvation. Dr. H. More.

Sal"va*ble*ness, n.Sal"va*bly, adv.

(Sal"vage) n. [F. salvage, OF. salver to save, F. sauver, fr. L. salvare. See Save.]

1. The act of saving a vessel, goods, or life, from perils of the sea.

Salvage of life from a British ship, or a foreign ship in British waters, ranks before salvage of goods.
Encyc. Brit.

2. (Maritime Law) (a) The compensation allowed to persons who voluntarily assist in saving a ship or her cargo from peril. (b) That part of the property that survives the peril and is saved. Kent. Abbot.

(Sal"vage), a. & n. Savage. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Sal*va"tion) n. [OE. salvacioun, sauvacion, F. salvation, fr. L. salvatio, fr. salvare to save. See Save.]

1. The act of saving; preservation or deliverance from destruction, danger, or great calamity.

2. (Theol.) The redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him of everlasting happiness.

To earn salvation for the sons of men.

Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation.
2. Cor. vii. 10.

3. Saving power; that which saves.

Fear ye not; stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will show to you to-day.
Ex. xiv. 13.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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