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  • adj. Paid as ransom; serving to redeem.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Paid for ransom; serving to redeem.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Serving to redeem; paid for ransom.
  • Of or pertaining to redemption.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or resulting in redemption

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Examples

  • Without the unswerving acceptance of certain truths (e. g., the Messiahship, the Divinity of Christ, the redemptory character of Christ's death, the Resurrection, etc.), there is for St. Paul, as he never fails to make clear in his

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • Here however, we must once more strongly emphasize the fact that the ever-continued sacrificial activity of Christ in Heaven does not and cannot serve to accumulate fresh redemptory merits and to assume new objective value; it simply stamps into current coin, so to speak, the redemptory merits definitively and perfectly obtained in the Sacrifice of the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • But in general, he spoke as if he were addressing a redemptory cult, one in which tax cuts are like God's grace and Social Security checks are like bought indulgences.

    The Nation: Top Stories

  • The camera is unquestionably slow when redemptory and unfortunately has no flash.

    Article directories Celibataire Urbaine

  • Galbraith has come back into fashion: not only his ideas, which imply the need for a huge and expanding class of redemptory politicians and bureaucrats to save people from a fate that would be wretched without them, but his aristocratic assumption of unchallengeable moral superiority, written in his prose as it appears to be written on President Obama's face.

    City Journal

  • It was a bit of stationary up and transdermal trepidly from thereto for the through rental car service and a bit huxleyan redemptory off to freemason.

    Rational Review

  • Another redemptory prospect had briefly surfaced back in November, when an ailing, bedbound Ted Rogers phoned CRTC chairman Konrad von Finckenstein.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Zavon Hines, the 20-year-old who came on in Cole's place, proved a thrilling deputy and capped a fine personal performance by hitting the redemptory goal in the dying seconds of stoppage time.

    Football news, match reports and fixtures | guardian.co.uk

  • _could_ live on persistently, clinging to a great, vivifying, redemptory idea, without the help of a man.

    The Bostonians, Vol. II (of II)

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