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Definition of "redemption" []

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "redemption" in a sentence
  • "As any churchgoer who tuned in to watch the recent NBA finals contest between the Lakers and Celtics already knows, the term redemption is probably now heard more often in NBA sports broadcasts than in homilies."
  • "Secondarily, God's wisdom in redemption is made known to evil angels, who dwell "in heavenly places" in a lower sense, namely, the air (compare Eph 2: 2 with Eph 6: 12);"
  • "And for those of you familiar with our war on the ridiculous misuse of the word redemption in sports - as in, Michael Vick does not "redeem" himself for killing dogs by winning an N.F.L. game - it does fit here."
Words like "redemption"
beyond redemption
past redemption
redemption price
redemption value