re·​demp·​tion·​er ri-ˈdem(p)-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce redemptioner (audio)
: an immigrant to America in the 18th and 19th centuries who obtained passage by becoming an indentured servant

Word History

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redemptioner was in 1771

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“Redemptioner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Legal Definition


re·​demp·​tion·​er ri-ˈdemp-shə-nər How to pronounce redemptioner (audio)
: one that redeems
specifically : one that redeems real property under equity of redemption or right of redemption
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