"redeeming, serving to redeem," 1640s, from redempt (mid-15c.), adjective from Latin redemptus, past participle of redimere "to redeem, buy back" (see redemption) + -ive. Related: Redemptively. Other adjective forms were redemptory (1590s), redemptoric (1889); redemptorial (1823).
updated on June 01, 2021
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