Redemption - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈdempʃn|  American pronunciation of the word redemption
Brit.  |rɪˈdɛm(p)ʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word redemption

noun

- (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil (syn: salvation)
- repayment of the principal amount of a debt or security at or before maturity (as when a corporation repurchases its own stock)
- the act of purchasing back something previously sold (syn: buyback, repurchase)

Examples

a sinner's search for redemption

It is only possible to become a member of this company by patrimony, or by redemption.

He has so much of redemption in him, that we commiserate his weakness.

...a fable about personal redemption presented in the garb of a conventional horror story...

...preached that repentance was the first step on the path of redemption...

...the cult seemed to be a sorrowful assemblage of emotionally scarred people seeking love and redemption...

...until his redemption, Ebenezer Scrooge is the classic example of a very stingy, heartless miser...

Our redemption is this new birth; if this is not done, we are still unredeemed.

regenerate by redemption from error or decay

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