n.1.(Law) The act of redeeming, or the state of being redeemed; repurchase; ransom; release; rescue; deliverance; as, the redemption of prisoners taken in war; the redemption of a ship and cargo.
In whom we have redemption through his blood.
- Eph. i. 7.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Where the film does work in strictly narrative terms is in the third (largely drawn from the book Re-demption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties) that focuseson the fall-out from Ali's refusal to be drafted, a stance that cost him a large proportion of his white following, not to mention millions of dollars, and led to his indictment, the loss of his title and licence and three years of struggle (in his fighting prime) with the boxing and legal authorities before the Supreme Court ruled in his favour.