1 the act or process of redeeming
2 the state of being redeemed
a deliverance from sin through the incarnation, sufferings, and death of Christ
4 conversion of paper money into bullion or specie
a removal of a financial obligation by paying off a note, bond, etc.
b (as modifier)
(C14: via Old French from Latin redemptio a buying back; see redeem)
redemptional, redemptive, redemptory adj
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