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redemptive

[ri-demp-tiv] /rɪˈdɛmp tɪv/
adjective
1.
serving to redeem.
2.
of, relating to, or centering on redemption or salvation:
redemptive religions.
Origin of redemptive
1640-1650
1640-50; redempt(ion) + -ive
Related forms
redemptively, adverb
nonredemptive, adjective
unredemptive, adjective
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adj.

1640s, from redempt (mid-15c.), adjective from Latin redemptus, past participle of redimere (see redemption) + -ive. Related: Redemptively.

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