redemptionary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

redemption +‎ -ary

Noun[edit]

redemptionary (plural redemptionaries)

  1. One who is, or may be, redeemed; one who is set at liberty, or released from a bond, by paying compensation or fulfilling stipulated conditions.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for redemptionary in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)