redemption

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noun re·demp·tion \ ri-ˈdem(p)-shən \

Definition of redemption

:the act, process, or an instance of redeeming

Examples of redemption in a Sentence

  1. the redemption of his reputation

  2. a sinner's search for redemption

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Origin and Etymology of redemption

Middle English redempcioun, from Anglo-French redempcion, from Latin redemption-, redemptio, from redimere to redeem

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REDEMPTION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of redemption for English Language Learners

  • : the act of making something better or more acceptable

  • : the act of exchanging something for money, an award, etc.

  • Christianity : the act of saving people from sin and evil : the fact of being saved from sin or evil


REDEMPTION Defined for Kids

redemption

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noun re·demp·tion \ ri-ˈdemp-shən \

Definition of redemption for Students

1 :the act of making up for
  • The messy job was beyond redemption.
2 :an exchange for something of value
  • redemption of empty soda cans
3 :the act of saving from sin

Law Dictionary

redemption

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noun re·demp·tion \ ri-ˈdemp-shən \

legal Definition of redemption

:the act, process, or fact of redeeming — see also equity of redemption, right of redemption

redemptive

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