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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Re-demption  \Re-demp"tion\  (-sh?n),  n.  [F.  r['e]demption,  L. 
  redemptio.  See  {Redeem},  and  cf  {Ransom}.] 
  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: 
  a  (Law)  The  liberation  of  an  estate  from  a  mortgage,  or  the 
  taking  back  of  property  mortgaged,  upon  performance  of 
  the  terms  or  conditions  on  which  it  was  conveyed;  also 
  the  right  of  redeeming  and  re["e]ntering  upon  an  estate 
  mortgaged.  See  {Equity  of  redemption},  under  {Equity}. 
  b  (Com.)  Performance  of  the  obligation  stated  in  a  note, 
  bill,  bond,  or  other  evidence  of  debt,  by  making  payment 
  to  the  holder. 
  c  (Theol.)  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  (Christianity)  the  act  of  delivering  from  sin  or  saving  from 
  evil  [syn:  {salvation}] 
  2:  purchasing  back  something  previously  sold  [syn:  {repurchase}, 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  the  purchase  back  of  something  that  had  been  lost,  by  the 
  payment  of  a  ransom.  The  Greek  word  so  rendered  is 
  _apolutrosis_,  a  word  occurring  nine  times  in  Scripture,  and 
  always  with  the  idea  of  a  ransom  or  price  paid,  i.e.,  redemption 
  by  a  lutron  (see  Matt.  20:28;  Mark  10:45).  There  are  instances 
  in  the  LXX.  Version  of  the  Old  Testament  of  the  use  of  _lutron_ 
  in  man's  relation  to  man  (Lev.  19:20;  25:51;  Ex  21:30;  Num. 
  35:31,  32;  Isa.  45:13;  Prov.  6:35),  and  in  the  same  sense  of 
  man's  relation  to  God  (Num.  3:49;  18:15). 
  There  are  many  passages  in  the  New  Testament  which  represent 
  Christ's  sufferings  under  the  idea  of  a  ransom  or  price,  and  the 
  result  thereby  secured  is  a  purchase  or  redemption  (comp.  Acts 
  20:28;  1  Cor.  6:19,  20;  Gal.  3:13;  4:4,  5;  Eph.  1:7;  Col.  1:14; 
  1  Tim.  2:5,  6;  Titus  2:14;  Heb.  9:12;  1  Pet.  1:18,  19;  Rev. 
  5:9).  The  idea  running  through  all  these  texts,  however  various 
  their  reference,  is  that  of  payment  made  for  our  redemption.  The 
  debt  against  us  is  not  viewed  as  simply  cancelled,  but  is  fully 
  paid.  Christ's  blood  or  life,  which  he  surrendered  for  them  is 
  the  ransom"  by  which  the  deliverance  of  his  people  from  the 
  servitude  of  sin  and  from  its  penal  consequences  is  secured.  It 
  is  the  plain  doctrine  of  Scripture  that  "Christ  saves  us  neither 
  by  the  mere  exercise  of  power,  nor  by  his  doctrine,  nor  by  his 
  example,  nor  by  the  moral  influence  which  he  exerted,  nor  by  any 
  subjective  influence  on  his  people,  whether  natural  or  mystical, 
  but  as  a  satisfaction  to  divine  justice,  as  an  expiation  for 
  sin,  and  as  a  ransom  from  the  curse  and  authority  of  the  law, 
  thus  reconciling  us  to  God  by  making  it  consistent  with  his 
  perfection  to  exercise  mercy  toward  sinners"  (Hodge's  Systematic 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  REDEMPTION,  n.  Deliverance  of  sinners  from  the  penalty  of  their  sin, 
  through  their  murder  of  the  deity  against  whom  they  sinned.  The 
  doctrine  of  Redemption  is  the  fundamental  mystery  of  our  holy 
  religion,  and  whoso  believeth  in  it  shall  not  perish,  but  have 
  everlasting  life  in  which  to  try  to  understand  it 
  We  must  awake  Man's  spirit  from  his  sin, 
  And  take  some  special  measure  for  redeeming  it 
  Though  hard  indeed  the  task  to  get  it  in 
  Among  the  angels  any  way  but  teaming  it 
  Or  purify  it  otherwise  than  steaming  it 
  I'm  awkward  at  Redemption  --  a  beginner: 
  My  method  is  to  crucify  the  sinner. 
  Golgo  Brone 

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