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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Redeem  \Re*deem"\  (r?*d?m"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Redeemed}. 
  (-d?md");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Redeeming}.]  [F.  r['e]dimer,  L. 
  redimere  pref.  red-,  re-  re-  +  emere,  emptum  to  buy 
  originally,  to  take  cf  OIr.  em  (in  comp.),  Lith.  imti.  Cf 
  {Assume},  {Consume},  {Exempt},  {Premium},  {Prompt}, 
  1.  To  purchase  back  to  regain  possession  of  by  payment  of  a 
  stipulated  price;  to  repurchase. 
  If  a  man  sell  a  dwelling  house  in  a  walled  city, 
  then  he  may  redeem  it  within  a  whole  year  after  it 
  is  sold.  --Lev.  xxv. 
  2.  Hence  specifically: 
  a  (Law)  To  recall,  as  an  estate,  or  to  regain,  as 
  mortgaged  property,  by  paying  what  may  be  due  by  force 
  of  the  mortgage. 
  b  (Com.)  To  regain  by  performing  the  obligation  or 
  condition  stated;  to  discharge  the  obligation 
  mentioned  in  as  a  promissory  note,  bond,  or  other 
  evidence  of  debt;  as  to  redeem  bank  notes  with  coin. 
  3.  To  ransom,  liberate,  or  rescue  from  captivity  or  bondage, 
  or  from  any  obligation  or  liability  to  suffer  or  to  be 
  forfeited,  by  paying  a  price  or  ransom;  to  ransom;  to 
  rescue;  to  recover;  as  to  redeem  a  captive,  a  pledge,  and 
  the  like 
  Redeem  Israel,  O  God,  out  of  all  his  troubles.  --Ps. 
  xxv.  22. 
  The  Almighty  from  the  grave  Hath  me  redeemed. 
  4.  (Theol.)  Hence  to  rescue  and  deliver  from  the  bondage  of 
  sin  and  the  penalties  of  God's  violated  law. 
  Christ  hath  redeemed  us  from  the  curse  of  the  law, 
  being  made  a  curse  for  us  --Gal.  iii. 
  5.  To  make  good  by  performing  fully;  to  fulfill;  as  to 
  redeem  one's  promises. 
  I  will  redeem  all  this  on  Percy's  head.  --Shak. 
  6.  To  pay  the  penalty  of  to  make  amends  for  to  serve  as  an 
  equivalent  or  offset  for  to  atone  for  to  compensate;  as 
  to  redeem  an  error. 
  Which  of  ye  will  be  mortal,  to  redeem  Man's  mortal 
  crime?  --Milton. 
  It  is  a  chance  which  does  redeem  all  sorrows. 
  {To  redeem  the  time},  to  make  the  best  use  of  it 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  from  sins,  as  in  religious  dogma  [syn:  {deliver},  {save}] 
  2:  exchange  or  buy  back  for  money;  under  threat  [syn:  {ransom}] 
  3:  pay  off  as  of  loans  or  promissory  notes  [syn:  {pay  off}] 
  4:  convert  into  cash;  of  commercial  papers 

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