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Meaning of redemption

re•demp•tion

Pronunciation: (ri-demp'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. an act of redeeming or the state of being redeemed.
  2. deliverance; rescue.
  3. deliverance from sin; salvation.
  4. atonement for guilt.
  5. repurchase, as of something sold.
  6. paying off, as of a mortgage, bond, or note.
  7. recovery by payment, as of something pledged.
  8. conversion of paper money into specie.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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