Definition of redemptionist in English:

redemptionist

noun

  • 1A person who believes in or advocates redemption or salvation.

  • 2A person who redeems another from slavery or captivity; specifically a Trinitarian or Mercedarian. Chiefly historical.

adjective

  • That believes in or advocates redemption or salvation.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Saltmarsh (d. 1647), preacher and religious controversialist. From redemption + -ist.

Pronunciation

redemptionist

/rɪˈdɛm(p)ʃ(ə)nɪst/