[ri-dee-muh-buh l]


capable of being redeemed.
that will be redeemed: bonds redeemable in 10 years.

Also re·demp·ti·ble [ri-demp-tuh-buh l] /rɪˈdɛmp tə bəl/.

Origin of redeemable

First recorded in 1605–15; redeem + -able
Related formsre·deem·a·bil·i·ty, re·deem·a·ble·ness, nounre·deem·a·bly, adverbnon·re·deem·a·ble, adjectivenon·re·demp·ti·ble, adjectiveun·re·deem·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·deem·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of redeemable

Historical Examples of redeemable

  • Why, pard, them's chips; every one redeemable at the bar in gold.

  • This check was redeemable for one dollar—the girls' source of revenue!

    The Great Gold Rush

    W. H. P. (William Henry Pope) Jarvis

  • The Confederate currency was redeemable "six months after the ratification of a treaty of peace with the United States."

    Campfire and Battlefield

    Rossiter Johnson

  • They were issued during the Civil War, they bear no interest, and are redeemable in coin upon the demand of the holder.

  • By and by there came a lull, and the redeemable woman appeared, emerging from the smoke of the fury.

    There and Back

    George MacDonald

British Dictionary definitions for redeemable


redemptible (rɪˈdɛmptəbəl)

adjective (of bonds, shares, etc)

subject to cancellation by repayment at a specified date or under specified conditions
payable in or convertible into cash
Derived Formsredeemability, nounredeemably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for redeemable

1610s, from redeem + -able.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper