re·​demp·​tion ri-ˈdem(p)-shən How to pronounce redemption (audio)
: the act, process, or an instance of redeeming

Examples of redemption in a Sentence

the redemption of his reputation a sinner's search for redemption
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Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redemption was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Redemption.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


re·​demp·​tion ri-ˈdem(p)-shən How to pronounce redemption (audio)
: the act or process or an instance of redeeming

Legal Definition


re·​demp·​tion ri-ˈdemp-shən How to pronounce redemption (audio)
: the act, process, or fact of redeeming see also equity of redemption, right of redemption
redemptive adjective
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