Meaning of 赎

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(Trad.: 贖)
Pinyin: shú
English Definition: to redeem; to ransom
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Ideographic: To sell a soul for money ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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    • [ bèi ] sea shell; money, currency
    • [ mài ] to sell; to betray; to show off
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Example Words
赎罪 shú zuì to atone for one's crime; to buy freedom from punishment; redemption; atonement
赎金 shú jīn ransom
将功赎罪 jiāng gōng shú zuì to atone for one's crimes by meritorious acts
救赎 jiù shú to save (a soul); redemption
赎回 shú huí to redeem
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Example Sentences
Crews are usually freed after a ransom is paid.
Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
The creditors also point out that a delinquency, like a foreclosure, destroys a credit record.
We won't save the patient if we don't do something about the foreclosures.