Definition of salvific in English:

salvific

adjective

Theology
  • Leading to salvation.

    • ‘Kasper argues that the salvific nature of the Old Covenant follows from the fact that God's grace is available to all!’
    • ‘Suffering is not some great salvific act in and of itself.’
    • ‘The images of the beloved saints, moreover, served as conduits of salvific grace.’
    • ‘It is not the act itself that is salvific; the disposition alone is what saves.’
    • ‘In his person Christ established a salvific mystery.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin salvificus saving from salvus safe.

Pronunciation:

salvific

/salˈvifik/