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redemptive (adj.)

"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).

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Definitions of redemptive

redemptive (adj.)
bringing about salvation or redemption from sin;
redemptive (or redeeming) love
Synonyms: redeeming / saving
redemptive (adj.)
of or relating to or resulting in redemption; "a redemptive theory about life"- E.K.Brown;
Synonyms: redemptional / redemptory
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