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A title of Jesus Christ, arising from his sacrifice of his life for the salvation of the human race, and thus he won for sinful humanity the graces necessary to reach heaven. It is only because of his satisfaction and the invocatin of his name that anyone can be saved (Acts 4:12). (Etym. Latin salvator, from salvare, to save.)
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