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English definition of “redemption”

redemption

noun uk   /rɪˈdemp.ʃən/ us  

redemption noun (IMPROVEMENT)

be beyond/past redemption to be too bad to be improved or saved by anyone

redemption noun (IN RELIGION)

[U] (especially in Christianity) an occasion when someone is saved from evil, suffering, etc.

redemption noun (EXCHANGE)

[C or U] the act of exchanging bonds, shares, etc. for money: The bonds will be redeemed at 100% of their principal amount, plus interest to the redemption date.
redemptive
adjective uk   /-tɪv/ formal us  
(especially in Christianity) giving someone redemption
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