Redeem

Re*deem"

(r?*d?m"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Redeemed. (-dmd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Redeeming.] [F. rdimer, 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, Ransom.] 1. To purchase back; to regain possession of by payment of a stipulated price; to repurchase.
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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. 29.
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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.
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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.
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Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.
Ps. xxv. 22.
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The Almighty from the grave
Hath me redeemed.
Sandys.
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4. (Theol.) Hence, to rescue and deliver from the bondage of sin and the penalties of God's violated law.
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Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us.
Gal. iii. 13.
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5. To make good by performing fully; to fulfill; as, to redeem one's promises.
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I will redeem all this on Percy's head.
Shak.
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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.
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Which of ye will be mortal, to redeem
Man's mortal crime?
Milton.
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It is a chance which does redeem all sorrows.
Shak.
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To redeem the time, to make the best use of it.
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