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English noun: redemption

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


Synonymssalvation


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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