- an act of redeeming or atoning for a fault or mistake, or the state of being redeemed.
- deliverance; rescue.
- Theology. deliverance from sin; salvation.
- atonement for guilt.
- repurchase, as of something sold.
- paying off, as of a mortgage, bond, or note.
- recovery by payment, as of something pledged.
- conversion of paper money into specie.
- the act or process of redeeming
- the state of being redeemed
- deliverance from sin through the incarnation, sufferings, and death of Christ
- atonement for guilt
- conversion of paper money into bullion or specie
- removal of a financial obligation by paying off a note, bond, etc
- (as modifier)redemption date
mid-14c., “deliverance from sin,” from Old French redemcion (12c.) and directly from Latin redemptionem (nominative redemptio) “a buying back, releasing, ransoming” (also “bribery”), noun of action from past participle stem of redimere “to redeem, buy back,” from red- “back” (see re-) + emere “to take, buy, gain, procure” (see exempt). The -d- is from the Old Latin habit of using red- as the form of re- before vowels. In the Mercian hymns, Latin redemptionem is glossed by Old English alesnisse.