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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 ?
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.
Shelby, "when the money for his redemption is to be raised."
Writers there are who say the first adventure he met with was that of Puerto Lapice; others say it was that of the windmills; but what I have ascertained on this point, and what I have found written in the annals of La Mancha, is that he was on the road all day, and towards nightfall his hack and he found themselves dead tired and hungry, when, looking all around to see if he could discover any castle or shepherd's shanty where he might refresh himself and relieve his sore wants, he perceived not far out of his road an inn, which was as welcome as a star guiding him to the portals, if not the palaces, of his redemption; and quickening his pace he reached it just as night was setting in.
For they are as men fallen out with the times; and think other men's harms, a redemption of their own sufferings.
To redeem what is past, and to transform every "It was" into "Thus would I have it!"--that only do I call redemption!
Levin had, moreover, to transact in Kashin some extremely important business relating to the wardship of land and to the receiving of certain redemption money for his sister, who was abroad.
But though our contract is at an end, and broken past all redemption; though I charge upon her want of firmness and want of truth, both to herself and me; I do not now, and never will believe, that any sordid motive, or her own unbiassed will, has led her to this course--never!'
When he came again to me, I entered into a long discourse with him upon the subject of the redemption of man by the Saviour of the world, and of the doctrine of the gospel preached from Heaven, viz.
"No, no; hold, sir," says he; "though I would have her be baptized, by all means, for I must observe that Will Atkins, her husband, has indeed brought her, in a wonderful manner, to be willing to embrace a religious life, and has given her just ideas of the being of a God; of His power, justice, and mercy: yet I desire to know of him if he has said anything to her of Jesus Christ, and of the salvation of sinners; of the nature of faith in Him, and redemption by Him; of the Holy Spirit, the resurrection, the last judgment, and the future state."
And lastly, were I a theologian, I would tell him that the scheme of the Divine Redemption, according to St.
You have a claim on me: not only as the voluntary bearer of this intelligence, but as a woman lost almost beyond redemption. Will you return to this gang of robbers, and to this man, when a word can save you?
Having given this pledge, which was rather a bold one, and not particularly easy of redemption, Kit lost no time in sallying forth, and taking measures for its immediate fulfilment.