re·​demp·​tion | \ ri-ˈdem(p)-shən How to pronounce redemption (audio) \

Definition of redemption

: the act, process, or an instance of redeeming

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Examples of redemption in a Sentence

the redemption of his reputation a sinner's search for redemption
Recent Examples on the Web The character has been on a long journey of redemption and healing ever since. Washington Post, 7 May 2022 May 15, Play reading of an intimate tale of survival, redemption and the deep desire to share our stories. Cindy Kent, Sun Sentinel, 6 May 2022 But baseball is about redemption and waiting for the next opportunity. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2022 Similar to Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield returning for a curtain call and redemption after questionable sequels (Spider-Man 3, 2014’s Amazing Spider-Man 2, respectively) in No Way Home, the same could be said for Raimi. Scott King, Forbes, 5 May 2022 Lady K was gunning for redemption with her performance Sunday night. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 2 May 2022 And part of that redemption was not just meeting the moment better musically, but coming back after TJ came out and owning that. Chris Willman, Variety, 1 May 2022 That said, the redemption value for using Bonvoy points to book through the Homes and Villas program isn’t always the best. cleveland, 1 May 2022 And then, on account of that environment, if the aforementioned wonderful life is lived, or mostly lived, if redemption is found, a few rather minor subsequent missteps can bring all of the good down in a heap. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of redemption

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for redemption

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

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

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10 May 2022

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“Redemption.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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re·​demp·​tion | \ ri-ˈdemp-shən How to pronounce redemption (audio) \

Kids Definition of redemption

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


re·​demp·​tion | \ ri-ˈdemp-shən How to pronounce redemption (audio) \

Legal Definition of redemption

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

Other Words from redemption

redemptive \ -​ˈdemp-​tiv How to pronounce redemption (audio) \ adjective


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