Definition of redemption noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈdempʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈdempʃn//
    [uncountable] Types of belief
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  1. 1 (formal) the act of saving or state of being saved from the power of evil; the act of redeeming the redemption of the world from sin See related entries: Types of belief
  2. 2(finance) the act of exchanging shares for money (= of redeeming them)
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, from Latin redemptio(n-), from redimere ‘buy back’, from re- ‘back’ + emere ‘buy’.Extra examples A charge is payable on redemption. After another incident at the weekend, the club’s reputation for violence is beyond redemption. She believes that humanity is in need of redemption. There is a fee for early redemption. Washington journalism is corrupt beyond redemption. redemption from evilIdioms too bad to be saved or improved
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: redemption