- an act of redeeming or atoning for a fault or mistake, or the state of being redeemed.
- deliverance; rescue.
- Theology. deliverance from sin; salvation.
- atonement for guilt.
- repurchase, as of something sold.
- paying off, as of a mortgage, bond, or note.
- recovery by payment, as of something pledged.
- conversion of paper money into specie.
Origin of redemption
Examples from the Web for redemption
It was about the hope and longing for redemption and reconciliation that lies somewhere within each of us.During Advent, Lots of Waiting, But Not Enough Hope
December 7, 2014
Excerpted from Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwynne.Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled Professor
S. C. Gwynne
November 29, 2014
Throughout her life, she faced public ridicule, legal persecution and, eventually, redemption through a PhD in clinical sexology.Whip It: Secrets of a Dominatrix
November 25, 2014
Giving prisoners a chance at redemption is a good idea; but we were too careless, and innocent people suffered because it it.Want President Hillary? Then Primary Her
November 24, 2014
They were flawed and beautiful men in circuitous search of redemption, and Newman wore the characters effortlessly.The Stacks: The Eyes of Winter: Paul Newman at 70
October 11, 2014
Was there no prophet, no redemption, no mediator for such as these?Weighed and Wanting
But he still had something to do, the final act made possible by his redemption.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
She still lived, however, and that was sufficient for the redemption of her sins.The Dream
That God will do his part in the redemption of men is set before us in the cross.
If the redemption is to be a moral redemption, the last detail of the method must be moral.
- the act or process of redeeming
- the state of being redeemed
- deliverance from sin through the incarnation, sufferings, and death of Christ
- atonement for guilt
- conversion of paper money into bullion or specie
- removal of a financial obligation by paying off a note, bond, etc
- (as modifier)redemption date
Word Origin and History for redemption
mid-14c., "deliverance from sin," from Old French redemcion (12c.) and directly from Latin redemptionem (nominative redemptio) "a buying back, releasing, ransoming" (also "bribery"), noun of action from past participle stem of redimere "to redeem, buy back," from red- "back" (see re-) + emere "to take, buy, gain, procure" (see exempt). The -d- is from the Old Latin habit of using red- as the form of re- before vowels. In the Mercian hymns, Latin redemptionem is glossed by Old English alesnisse.