A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
REDEMPTION
[noun]
1. an act of redeeming or atoning for a fault or mistake, or the state of being redeemed.
2. deliverance; rescue.
3. Theology: deliverance from sin; salvation.
4. atonement for guilt.
5. repurchase, as of something sold.
6. the payment of an obligation, as a government’s payment of the value of its bonds.
7. deliverance upon payment of ransom; rescue.
Etymology: Middle English redempcioun < Middle French redemption < Latin redēmptiō, derivative of redimere - to redeem.
[Laurie Lipton]

REDEMPTION

[noun]

1. an act of redeeming or atoning for a fault or mistake, or the state of being redeemed.

2. deliverance; rescue.

3. Theology: deliverance from sin; salvation.

4. atonement for guilt.

5. repurchase, as of something sold.

6. the payment of an obligation, as a government’s payment of the value of its bonds.

7. deliverance upon payment of ransom; rescue.

Etymology: Middle English redempcioun < Middle French redemption < Latin redēmptiō, derivative of redimere - to redeem.

[Laurie Lipton]

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