redemptory
adjective Date: 1602 serving to redeem

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  • Redemptory — Re*demp to*ry ( t?*r?), a. Paid for ransom; serving to redeem. Hector s redemptory price. Chapman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redemptory — /ri demp teuh ree/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to redemption; redemptive. 2. redeeming; saving: a redemptory act. [1590 1600; REDEMPT(ION) + ORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • redemptory — adj. settling a debt through payment; regaining through payment; converting an item into its cash value; delivering from sin or evil; fulfilling, carrying out; making amends …   English contemporary dictionary

  • redemptory — re·demp·to·ry …   English syllables

  • redemptory — re•demp•to•ry [[t]rɪˈdɛmp tə ri[/t]] adj. serving to redeem • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • redemptory — /rəˈdɛmptəri/ (say ruh demptuhree) adjective 1. of or relating to redemption. 2. → redemptive …   Australian English dictionary

  • redemptory — adjective of or relating to or resulting in redemption a redemptive theory about life E.K.Brown • Syn: ↑redemptive, ↑redemptional • Pertains to noun: ↑redemption, ↑redemption (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • redemptional — adjective of or relating to or resulting in redemption a redemptive theory about life E.K.Brown • Syn: ↑redemptive, ↑redemptory • Pertains to noun: ↑redemption (for: ↑redemptory), ↑ …   Useful 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

  • Sacrifice of the Mass — • The word Mass (missa) first established itself as the general designation for the Eucharistic Sacrifice in the West after the time of Pope Gregory the Great, the early Church having used the expression the breaking of bread (fractio panis) or… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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