redemption

[ ri-demp-shuh n ]
/ rɪˈdɛmp ʃən /

noun

Origin of redemption

1300–50; Middle English redempcioun (< Middle French redemption) < Late Latin redēmptiōn- (stem of redēmptiō), equivalent to Latin redēmpt(us) (past participle of redimere to redeem) + -iōn- -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for redemption

redemption

/ (rɪˈdɛmpʃən) /

noun

the act or process of redeeming
the state of being redeemed
Christianity
  1. deliverance from sin through the incarnation, sufferings, and death of Christ
  2. atonement for guilt
conversion of paper money into bullion or specie
  1. removal of a financial obligation by paying off a note, bond, etc
  2. (as modifier)redemption date

Derived Forms

redemptional, redemptive or redemptory, adjectiveredemptively, adverb

Word Origin for redemption

C14: via Old French from Latin redemptiō a buying back; see redeem
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