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English noun: redemption

1. redemption (act) (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil


Broader (hypernym)deliverance, delivery, rescue, saving

Narrower (hyponym)absolution, atonement, conversion, expiation, propitiation, rebirth, remission, remission of sin, remittal, spiritual rebirth

Domain categorydivinity, theology

2. redemption (possession) repayment of the principal amount of a debt or security at or before maturity (as when a corporation repurchases its own stock)

Broader (hypernym)quittance, repayment

Domain categorycorp, corporation

3. redemption (act) the act of purchasing back something previously sold

Synonymsbuyback, repurchase

Broader (hypernym)purchase

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