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The act of redeeming, or the state of being redeemed; repurchase; ransom; release; rescue; deliverance; as, the redemption of prisoners taken in war; the redemption of a ship and cargo. Specifically: The procuring of God's favor by the sufferings and death of christ; the ransom or deliverance of sinners from the bondage of sin and the penalties of God's violated law. In whom we have redemption through his blood. (Eph. I. 7)

Origin: F. Redemption, L. Redemptio. See Redeem, and cf. Ransom.