adjective Date: 15th century of, relating to, or bringing about redemption <
redemptive suffering

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  • Redemptive — Re*demp tive ( t?v), a. Serving or tending to redeem; redeeming; as, the redemptive work of Christ. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redemptive — index compensatory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • redemptive — (adj.) 1640s, from redempt (mid 15c., pp. adjective from L. redemptus, pp. of redimere; see REDEMPTION (Cf. redemption)) + IVE (Cf. ive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • redemptive — [ri demp′tiv] adj. [ML redemptivus] 1. serving to redeem 2. of redemption: Also redemptory …   English World dictionary

  • redemptive — [[t]rɪde̱mptɪv[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n In Christianity, a redemptive act or quality is something which leads to freedom from the consequences of sin and evil. ...the redemptive power of Christ …   English dictionary

  • redemptive — adjective 1. bringing about salvation or redemption from sin saving faith redemptive (or redeeming) love • Syn: ↑redeeming, ↑saving • Similar to: ↑good • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • redemptive — redemptively, adv. /ri demp tiv/, adj. 1. serving to redeem. 2. of, pertaining to, or centering on redemption or salvation: redemptive religions. [1640 50; REDEMPT(ION) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • redemptive — adj. Redemptive is used with these nouns: ↑love …   Collocations dictionary

  • redemptive — redemption ► NOUN 1) the action of redeeming or of being redeemed. 2) a thing that saves someone from error or evil. DERIVATIVES redemptive adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • redemptive — adjective of something that is redeeming; being of redemption or saving …   Wiktionary

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