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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·demp·tion /rɪˈdɛm(p)ʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 re·demp·tion n.  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 reentering 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) 2.0

      n 1: (Christianity) the act of delivering from sin or saving from
           evil [syn: salvation]
      2: repayment of the principal amount of a debt or security at
         or before maturity (as when a corporation repurchases its
         own stock)
      3: the act of purchasing back something previously sold [syn: repurchase,

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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