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 Dictionary entry overview: What does redemptive mean? 

REDEMPTIVE (adjective)
  The adjective REDEMPTIVE has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to or resulting in redemption
2. bringing about salvation or redemption from sin

  Familiarity information: REDEMPTIVE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

REDEMPTIVE (adjective)

Sense 1redemptive [BACK TO TOP]


Of or relating to or resulting in redemption

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


redemptional; redemptive; redemptory

Context example:

a redemptive theory about life


redemption ((Christianity) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil)

Sense 2redemptive [BACK TO TOP]


Bringing about salvation or redemption from sin


redeeming; saving; redemptive

Context examples:

saving faith / redemptive (or redeeming) love


good (morally admirable)

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