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re·demp·tion

 (rĭ-dĕmp′shən)
n.
1. The act of redeeming or the condition of having been redeemed.
2. Recovery of something pawned or mortgaged.
3. The payment of an obligation, as a government's payment of the value of its bonds.
4. Deliverance upon payment of ransom; rescue.
5. Christianity Salvation from sin through Jesus's sacrifice.

[Middle English redempcioun, from Old French redemption, from Latin redēmptiō, redēmptiōn-, from redēmptus, past participle of redimere, to redeem; see redeem.]

re·demp′tion·al, re·demp′tive, re·demp′to·ry (-tə-rē) adj.

redemption

(rɪˈdɛmpʃən)
n
1. the act or process of redeeming
2. the state of being redeemed
3. (Theology) Christianity
a. deliverance from sin through the incarnation, sufferings, and death of Christ
b. atonement for guilt
4. (Banking & Finance) conversion of paper money into bullion or specie
5. (Banking & Finance)
a. removal of a financial obligation by paying off a note, bond, etc
b. (as modifier): redemption date.
[C14: via Old French from Latin redemptiō a buying back; see redeem]
reˈdemptional, reˈdemptive, reˈdemptory adj
reˈdemptively adv

re•demp•tion

(rɪˈdɛmp ʃən)

n.
1. an act of redeeming or the state of being redeemed.
2. deliverance; rescue.
3. deliverance from sin.
4. atonement for guilt.
5. repurchase, as of something sold.
6. paying off, as of a mortgage, bond, or note.
7. recovery by payment, as of something pledged.
8. conversion of paper money into specie.
[1300–50; Middle English redempcioun (< Middle French redemption) < Latin redēmptiō, derivative (with -tiō -tion) of redimere to redeem]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.redemption - (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evilredemption - (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
deliverance, rescue, saving, delivery - recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
remission of sin, absolution, remittal, remission - the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
spiritual rebirth, conversion, rebirth - a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life
atonement, expiation, propitiation - the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
theology, divinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
2.redemption - repayment of the principal amount of a debt or security at or before maturity (as when a corporation repurchases its own stock)
corp, corporation - a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state
quittance, repayment - payment of a debt or obligation
3.redemption - the act of purchasing back something previously sold
purchase - the acquisition of something for payment; "they closed the purchase with a handshake"

redemption

noun
1. compensation, saving, amends, reparation, atonement, absolution, expiation trying to make some redemption for his sins.
2. salvation, release, rescue, liberation, ransom, emancipation, deliverance offering redemption from our sins
3. paying-off, clearing, squaring, honouring, discharge, paying back redemption of the loan
Translations
افْتِداء
spása
frelse
megváltás
frelsun, endurlausn

redemption

[rɪˈdempʃən]
A. N (Rel) → redención f (Fin) → amortización f
to be beyond or past redemption (fig) → no tener remedio
B. CPD redemption price Nprecio m de retroventa
redemption value Nvalor m de rescate

redemption

[rɪˈdɛmpʃən] n
(RELIGION) (= salvation) → rédemption f
beyond redemption, past redemption [person] → irrécupérable; [situation] → irrémédiable; [object] → irréparable; [place] → qui ne peut plus être sauvé(e)

redemption

n (of pawned object, trading stamps, coupons, bill etc)Einlösung f; (of promise, obligation)Einhaltung f, → Erfüllung f; (Fin) (of debt)Abzahlung f, → Löschung f; (of mortgage)Tilgung f; (of shares)Verkauf m; (US: of banknote) → Wechsel m; (of one’s honour, situation)Rettung f; (Rel) → Erlösung f; beyond or past redemption (fig)nicht mehr zu retten; redemption centre (Brit) or center (US)) ((Comm) → Einlösestelle f

redemption

[rɪˈdɛmpʃn] n (Rel) → redenzione f
past or beyond redemption → irrecuperabile

redeem

(rəˈdiːm) verb
1. to buy back (something that has been pawned). I'm going to redeem my gold watch.
2. to set (a person) free by paying a ransom; (of Jesus Christ) to free (a person) from sin.
3. to compensate for or cancel out the faults of. His willingness to work redeemed him in her eyes.
Reˈdeemer noun
(often with the) Jesus Christ.
redemption (rəˈdempʃən) noun
the redemption of man by Christ.
past/beyond redemption
too bad to be redeemed or improved.
redeeming feature
a good quality that somewhat makes up for the bad qualities in a person or thing.
References in classic literature ?
What can a ruined soul like mine effect towards the redemption of other souls?
The evangelist was preaching "sin and redemption," the infinite grace of God and His pardon for human frailty.
Shelby, "when the money for his redemption is to be raised.
And now without redemption all mankind Must have bin lost, adjudg'd to Death and Hell By doom severe, had not the Son of God, In whom the fulness dwels of love divine, His dearest mediation thus renewd.
The former retreated to their pavilions, and the latter, gathering themselves up as they could, withdrew from the lists in disgrace and dejection, to agree with their victors concerning the redemption of their arms and their horses, which, according to the laws of the tournament, they had forfeited.
I lingered but a moment at the mirror: the second and conclusive experiment had yet to be attempted; it yet remained to be seen if I had lost my identity beyond redemption and must flee before daylight from a house that was no longer mine; and hurrying back to my cabinet, I once more prepared and drank the cup, once more suffered the pangs of dissolution, and came to myself once more with the character, the stature and the face of Henry Jekyll.
If Caderousse had invented the story relative to the diamond, and there existed no such person as the Abbe Busoni, then, indeed, I was lost past redemption, or, at least, my life hung upon the feeble chance of Caderousse himself being apprehended and confessing the whole truth.
Although lately some spark may have been shown by one, which made us think he was ordained by God for our redemption, nevertheless it was afterwards seen, in the height of his career, that fortune rejected him; so that Italy, left as without life, waits for him who shall yet heal her wounds and put an end to the ravaging and plundering of Lombardy, to the swindling and taxing of the kingdom and of Tuscany, and cleanse those sores that for long have festered.
He must be theory-mad beyond redemption who, in spite of these differences, shall still persist in attempting to reconcile the obstinate oils and waters of Poetry and Truth.
For they are as men fallen out with the times; and think other men's harms, a redemption of their own sufferings.
Had we not taken the precaution to lighten the balloon yesterday evening, we should have been lost beyond redemption," said the doctor, after a long silence.
He had mental exercises, called himself nought laid hold on redemption, and went on in his course of instrumentality.