Definition of "redemptive" [re•demp•tive]

  • The act or process of redeeming (noun)
  • The state of being redeemed (noun)
  • Deliverance from sin through the incarnation, sufferings, and death of Christ (noun)
  • Atonement for guilt (noun)
  • Conversion of paper money into bullion or specie (noun)
  • Removal of a financial obligation by paying off a note, bond, etc (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Of something that is redeeming; being of redemption or saving (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "redemptive" in a sentence
  • ""There's not what you call a redemptive arc—and Americans love their redemptive arc—but it isn't absolutely without hope, either.""
  • "Writing this book made me feel that I was using my own difficulty to make things easier for other people, and there was a certain redemptive value in that."
  • "Mine, The Bible is a record of the important events in redemptive history the creation of man is at the very beginning of this history what happened before is merely prologue."