redemption

Redemption is the buying back of something. You might try for redemption by attempting to buy back a bike you sold, or you might attempt to buy back your soul after you steal someone else’s bike.

Redemption comes from the Latin word redimere, a combination of re(d)-, meaning “back,” and emere, meaning “buy.” Redemption is what some people claim happens to your soul when you're saved from evil forces. You might pray for redemption — to the tooth fairy, to Zeus, or to some other kind of invisible being — in the hopes that an all-powerful being can save your soul. Redemption can also refer to the repayment of a debt.

Primary Meanings of redemption

1.
n
the act of purchasing back something previously sold
2.
n
(theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
Full Definitions of redemption
1

n the act of purchasing back something previously sold

Synonyms:
buyback, repurchase
Type of:
purchase
the acquisition of something for payment

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

Type of:
quittance, repayment
payment of a debt or obligation
2

n (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil

Synonyms:
salvation
Types:
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absolution, remission, remission of sin, remittal
the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
conversion, rebirth, spiritual rebirth
a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life
atonement, expiation, propitiation
the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
indulgence
the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution
proselytism
the state of being a proselyte; spiritual rebirth resulting from the zeal of crusading advocacy of the gospel
amends, reparation
something done or paid in expiation of a wrong
Type of:
deliverance, delivery, rescue, saving
recovery or preservation from loss or danger

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