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Redemption, 1) ransom, release: “lawful mercy is nothing kin to foul r.” Meas. II, 4, 113. “will you send him, mistress, r., the money in his desk?” Err. IV, 2, 46. “my r. hence,” Oth. I, 3, 138.
2) salvation: “you bid me seek r. of the devil,” Meas. V, 29. “damned without r.” R2 III, 2, 129. “the year of our r.” H5 I, 2, 60. “held thee dearly as his soul's r.” H6C II, 1, 102. “as you hope to have r.” R3 I, 4, 194.
Misapplied by Dogberry in Ado IV, 2, 59.
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