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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. recovery or preservation from loss or danger;
- Example: "work is the deliverance of mankind"
- Example: "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
[syn: rescue, deliverance, delivery, saving]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Deliverance \De*liv"er*ance\, n. [F. d['e]livrance, fr. d['e]livrer.] 1. The act of delivering or freeing from restraint, captivity, peril, and the like; rescue; as, the deliverance of a captive. [1913 Webster] He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives. --Luke iv. 18. [1913 Webster] One death or one deliverance we will share. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Act of bringing forth children. [Archaic] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Act of speaking; utterance. [Archaic] --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: In this and in the preceding sense delivery is the word more commonly used. [1913 Webster] 4. The state of being delivered, or freed from restraint. [1913 Webster] I do desire deliverance from these officers. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. Anything delivered or communicated; esp., an opinion or decision expressed publicly. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] 6. (Metaph.) Any fact or truth which is decisively attested or intuitively known as a psychological or philosophical datum; as, the deliverance of consciousness. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

deliverance n 1: recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives" [syn: rescue, deliverance, delivery, saving]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

131 Moby Thesaurus words for "deliverance": Emancipation Proclamation, abalienation, accommodation, accordance, action, affranchisement, alienation, amortization, amortizement, assignation, assignment, award, awarding, bargain and sale, barter, bequeathal, bestowal, bestowment, break, breakout, catharsis, cession, cleansing, communication, concession, condemnation, conferment, conferral, consideration, consignation, consignment, contribution, conveyance, conveyancing, decision, decree, deeding, delivery, demise, determination, diagnosis, dictum, discharge, disenthrallment, disposal, disposition, donation, doom, emancipation, emergence, emotional release, endowment, enfeoffment, enfranchisement, escape, escapism, evasion, exchange, extrication, finding, flight, freeing, furnishment, gay liberation, getaway, gifting, giving, grant, granting, impartation, impartment, intermission, investiture, issuance, issue, jailbreak, leak, leakage, lease and release, liberality, liberation, lifesaving, manumission, offer, order, outlet, precedent, presentation, presentment, prisonbreak, prognosis, pronouncement, provision, purgation, purge, purging, ransom, recovery, redemption, release, removal, reprieve, rescue, resolution, respite, retrieval, riddance, ruling, sale, salvage, salvation, saving, sentence, setting at liberty, setting-free, settlement, settling, subscription, supplying, surcease, surrender, suspension, trading, transfer, transference, transmission, transmittal, vent, verdict, vesting, vouchsafement
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

DELIVERANCE, Practice. A term used by the clerk in court to every prisoner who is arraigned and pleads not guilty to whom he wishes a good deliverance. In modern practice this is seldom used.