- The act of redeeming or the condition of having been redeemed.
- Recovery of something pawned or mortgaged.
- The payment of an obligation, as a government's payment of the value of its bonds.
- Deliverance upon payment of ransom; rescue.
- Christianity. Salvation from sin through Jesus's sacrifice
[Middle English redempcioun, from Old French redemption, from Latin redēmptiō, redēmptiōn-, from redēmptus, past participle ofredimere, to redeem. See redeem.]