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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
re•demp•tion /rɪˈdɛmpʃən/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. the act or process or an instance of redeeming, or the state of being redeemed.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
re•demp•tion  (ri dempshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. an act of redeeming or the state of being redeemed.
  2. deliverance;
  3. Religion[Theol.]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.
re•demption•al, adj. 
re•demption•less, adj. 
  • Late Latin redēmptiōn- (stem of redēmptiō), equivalent. to Latin redēmpt(us) (past participle of redimere to redeem) + -iōn- -ion
  • Middle French redemption)
  • Middle English redempcioun ( 1300–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

redemption /rɪˈdɛmpʃən/ n
  1. the act or process of redeeming
  2. the state of being redeemed
  3. deliverance from sin through the incarnation, sufferings, and death of Christ
  4. atonement for guilt
Etymology: 14th Century: via Old French from Latin redemptiō a buying back; see redeem

reˈdemptional, reˈdemptive, reˈdemptory adj reˈdemptively adv


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