redemptive

redemptive
Synonyms and related words:
Christlike, Christly, apologetic, ascetic, atoning, celestial, cleansing, compensational, compensatory, divine, empyrean, expiatory, godlike, godly, heavenly, incarnate, incarnated, indemnificatory, intercessional, intercessive, lustral, lustrational, lustrative, made flesh, mediative, mediatory, penitential, piacular, propitiative, propitiatory, purgative, purgatorial, purifying, reclamatory, recompensing, redeeming, redemptional, redressing, reparative, reparatory, repentant, repenting, restitutional, restitutive, restitutory, restorative, retributive, reversional, reversionary, revertible, righting, salvational, satisfactional, self-existent, squaring, superhuman, supernatural, transcendent

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  • Redemptive — Re*demp tive ( t?v), a. Serving or tending to redeem; redeeming; as, the redemptive work of Christ. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redemptive — index compensatory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • redemptive — (adj.) 1640s, from redempt (mid 15c., pp. adjective from L. redemptus, pp. of redimere; see REDEMPTION (Cf. redemption)) + IVE (Cf. ive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • redemptive — [ri demp′tiv] adj. [ML redemptivus] 1. serving to redeem 2. of redemption: Also redemptory …   English World dictionary

  • redemptive — [[t]rɪde̱mptɪv[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n In Christianity, a redemptive act or quality is something which leads to freedom from the consequences of sin and evil. ...the redemptive power of Christ …   English dictionary

  • redemptive — adjective 1. bringing about salvation or redemption from sin saving faith redemptive (or redeeming) love • Syn: ↑redeeming, ↑saving • Similar to: ↑good • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • redemptive — adjective Date: 15th century of, relating to, or bringing about redemption < redemptive suffering > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • redemptive — redemptively, adv. /ri demp tiv/, adj. 1. serving to redeem. 2. of, pertaining to, or centering on redemption or salvation: redemptive religions. [1640 50; REDEMPT(ION) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • redemptive — adj. Redemptive is used with these nouns: ↑love …   Collocations dictionary

  • redemptive — redemption ► NOUN 1) the action of redeeming or of being redeemed. 2) a thing that saves someone from error or evil. DERIVATIVES redemptive adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Redemptive suffering — is the Roman Catholic belief that human suffering, when accepted and offered up in union with the Passion of Jesus, can remit the just punishment for one s sins or for the sins of another. Like an indulgence, redemptive suffering does not gain… …   Wikipedia

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