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|Gene Robinson|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Excerpted from Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwynne.
Throughout her life, she faced public ridicule, legal persecution and, eventually, redemption through a PhD in clinical sexology.
Giving prisoners a chance at redemption is a good idea; but we were too careless, and innocent people suffered because it it.
They were flawed and beautiful men in circuitous search of redemption, and Newman wore the characters effortlessly.
Should redemption take place at par, and at once, the credit of the United States could not fail to be strengthened.The New Nation|Frederic L. Paxson
Coyle Pardon me, the legal estate you have your equity of redemption.Our American Cousin|Tom Taylor
The redemption of the city depended upon taking its control away from Schmitz.'The System,' as uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution|Franklin Hichborn
And even the glorious truths of redemption are not in themselves efficacious.The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Samuel|W. G. Blaikie
I confidently look to them for important coperation in this great work of redemption.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 18 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
British Dictionary definitions for redemption
- deliverance from sin through the incarnation, sufferings, and death of Christ
- atonement for guilt
- removal of a financial obligation by paying off a note, bond, etc
- (as modifier)redemption date
Word Origin for redemption
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.