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Definition of Redención

This word refers to the action or consequence of freeing, saving or rescuing someone, that is, of ending some painful punishment.

The term can also be applied to paying to obtain the freedom of a slave or captive, or to reacquire and repurchase something that has already been pawned, sold or mortgaged.


  1. Salvation.
  2. Freedom.
  3. To save.
  4. Rescue.
  5. Redemption.
  6. Amortization.
  7. Payment.
  8. Redeemed.

ORIGIN OF Redención

The word used by the Hebrews “padah” means “ransomed” and elicits that someone is freed from bondage, or ceases to be someone’s possession.

But the term as such, comes to us from the Latin “redemptĭo”, “redemptiōnis” and in this sense it is used as redemption i.e. the action and effect of liberating.

Therefore redemption is a concept whose etymological root is found in redemptio, a Latin word.

In this regard it is possible to refer to “redemption” as the liberation of people from slavery, prison, from a situation of vexation, torment, pain and punishment, but also from some commitment, a mortgage. But also to ‘buy something back’.


It is a term very commonly used in theology, referring to Christ’s Redemption. According to Christian doctrine, through his passion and death, the Lord succeeded in redeeming humanity from all its sins.

It usually appears in the context of religious discourses and it is generally advisable to write this concept with an initial capital letter, since in the Catholic Church it represents the salvation of the human race.

It is also worth mentioning that the sculpture of Christ the Redeemer is one of the 7 wonders of the modern world. It is a tourist jewel and the main heritage of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.