redemptive

[ri-demp-tiv]
adjective
1.
serving to redeem.
2.
of, pertaining to, or centering on redemption or salvation: redemptive religions.

Origin:
1640–50; redempt(ion) + -ive

redemptively, adverb
nonredemptive, adjective
unredemptive, adjective
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redemption (rɪˈdɛmpʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or process of redeeming
2.  the state of being redeemed
3.  Christianity
 a.  deliverance from sin through the incarnation, sufferings, and death of Christ
 b.  atonement for guilt
4.  conversion of paper money into bullion or specie
5.  a.  removal of a financial obligation by paying off a note, bond, etc
 b.  (as modifier): redemption date
 
[C14: via Old French from Latin redemptiō a buying back; see redeem]
 
re'demptional
 
adj
 
re'demptive
 
adj
 
re'demptory
 
adj
 
re'demptively
 
adv

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Example sentences
Most of us who become scholars believe in learning's redemptive power.
At his best, he can make any ritual seem both unnatural and redemptive.
Unearned suffering is redemptive and has tremendous education and transforming
  possibilities.
He recalled the road that led him to becoming homeless and the redemptive path
  he's been on over the past few years.
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