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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.


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


(rɪˈdɛmp ʃən)

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"


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
frelsun, endurlausn


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


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


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


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


(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 ?
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.
However, it's evident for all to see that these developers continue to remain untouchable, completely unscathed; they have gone far past redemption.
Past Redemption, Coprostasis, Killmate, Rejection - February 12, 8pm

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