Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of redeeming or the condition of having been redeemed.
  • noun Recovery of something pawned or mortgaged.
  • noun The payment of an obligation, as a government's payment of the value of its bonds.
  • noun Deliverance upon payment of ransom; rescue.
  • noun Christianity Salvation from sin through Jesus's sacrifice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the act of redeeming or something redeemed
  • noun the recovery, for a fee, of a pawned article
  • noun salvation from sin
  • noun rescue upon payment of a ransom

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English redempcioun, from Old French redemption, from Latin redēmptiō, redēmptiōn-, from redēmptus, past participle of redimere, to redeem; see redeem.]

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