from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the intention or power to bring about salvation or redemption: "the doctrine that only a perfect male form can incarnate God fully and be salvific” ( Rita N. Brock).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able or intending to provide salvation or redemption.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tending to save or secure safety.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to save or secure safety.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. pertaining to the power of salvation or redemption
Late Latin salvificus : Latin salvus, safe; see safe + Latin -ficus, -fic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin salficus saving; salvus saved, safe + facere to make. (Wiktionary)