Salva'tion Ar'my

1. an international Christian organization founded in England in 1865 by William Booth, organized along quasi-military lines and devoted chiefly to evangelism and to providing social services, esp. to the poor.
2. a retail store operated by the Salvation Army selling donated clothing, furniture, books, etc., at low prices: This sofa was a bargain at the Salvation Army.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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