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[ ri-dee-mer ]


  1. a person who redeems.
  2. (initial capital letter) Jesus Christ.


/ rɪˈdiːmə /


  1. The Redeemer
    Jesus Christ as having brought redemption to mankind

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Word History and Origins

Origin of redeemer1

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; redeem, -er 1

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Example Sentences

For a man whose followers believe he is a redeemer who knows how to make India right, it isn’t easy admitting that he got something this important this wrong.

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He walks among us now, a simple man of the people, the true redeemer.

They came by the busload from every corner of the country—including liberal South Jerusalem—singing "O Redeemer, come to Zion."

The soaring sounds of “Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer,” beloved by the Welsh rugby crowds.

The "consideration" of our blessed Redeemer and King is not merely good for us; it is vital.

Those who fear God in all ages, participate the mercies dispensed to man through an incarnate Redeemer.

That passover parable comes out of the anguish of the great Redeemer's heart.

I saw a new Redeemer of the world, and the woman who had conducted one of the great lawsuits of last century.

Is not the view of a suffering Redeemer calculated to raise the Christian's confidence, even in seasons of the deepest affliction?


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What does redeemer mean?

A redeemer is a person who redeems, meaning someone who repays, recovers, saves, or exchanges something for something else. In Christianity, the term is used to refer to Jesus Christ, especially when capitalized as Redeemer.

Redeem is usually used in the context of financial transactions, such as redeeming (paying off) a mortgage or redeeming a coupon. Christians call Jesus the Redeemer because he is said to have brought them redemption from sin, meaning he saved or rescued them from it.

Example: Today’s sermon will focus on Jesus Christ as our Redeemer.

Where does redeemer come from?

The word redeemer first appeared  in the 1400s. It combines redeem, whose components re- and emere mean “to buy back,” and the suffix -er, indicating a person who performs an action.

In the context of business and finance, the word redeemer isn’t all that common. When it is used, it is often found in formal or legal language to refer to someone who has completed a transaction by paying off a debt (a redeemer of a loan), buying something back (a redeemer of a pawned watch), or exchanging something (a redeemer of bonds for cash).

In Christianity, Redeemer is one of the many titles that have been applied to Jesus. It is similar to calling Jesus the Savior or Deliverer. Christians often refer to Jesus’s act of redemption as a transaction, as in Jesus died to pay for our sins. The famous statue of Jesus with outstretched arms that overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is called Christ the Redeemer. The statue was built in commemoration of Brazil’s independence from Portugal, and the title can be seen as a reference to its redemption from colonial rule.

Redeemer is sometimes extended (with a lowercase r) to a person seen as a savior of some kind, as in She is often hailed as the company’s redeemer after bringing it back from the brink of bankruptcy.

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Redeemer is usually used in the context of business and financial transactions, especially in legal language. When Redeemer is used in a religious context, especially with a capital R, it refers to Jesus as a savior.



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