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redemptive

[ ri-demp-tiv ]
/ rɪˈdɛmp tɪv /
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adjective

serving to redeem.
of, relating to, or centering on redemption or salvation: redemptive religions.

RELATED WORDS

compensating, saving, extenuating, compensatory, extenuatory

Nearby words

redemand, redemption, redemption center, redemption yield, redemptioner, redemptive, redemptorist, redemptory, redeploy, redeployment, redesign

Origin of redemptive

First recorded in 1640–50; redempt(ion) + -ive
Related formsre·demp·tive·ly, adverbnon·re·demp·tive, adjectiveun·re·demp·tive, adjective
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redemptive


adj.

1640s, from redempt (mid-15c.), adjective from Latin redemptus, past participle of redimere (see redemption) + -ive. Related: Redemptively.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper