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The liberation of an estate in real property from a mortgage.

Redemption is the process by which land that has been mortgaged or pledged is bought back or reclaimed. It is accomplished through a payment of the debt owed or a fulfillment of the other conditions.


n. the act of redeeming, buying back property by paying off a loan, interest and any costs of foreclosure. (See: redeem)


noun deliverance, indemnification, recovery, release, reparation, replevin, repossession, repurchase, rescue, restoration, retrieval, return, salvation
Associated concepts: right of redemption
See also: discharge, freedom, indemnification, indemnity, liberation, payment, progress, ransom, recovery, rehabilitation, replevin, restitution, salvage

REDEMPTION, contracts. The act of taking back by the seller from the buyer a thing which had been sold subject to th right of repurchase.
     2. The right of redemption then is an agreement by which the seller reserves to himself the power of taking back the thing sold by returning the price paid for it. As to the fund out of which a mortgaged estate is to be redeemed, see Payment. Vide Equity of redemption.

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The cash redemption price payable for the 2020 notes on the 2020 notes redemption date will equal par plus approximately SGD 1,200,000 in accrued and unpaid interest, and the cash redemption price payable for the 2021 notes on the 2021 notes redemption date will equal par plus approximately CHF 206,736.
302(b), a corporation's redemption of stock from a shareholder for property is treated as a sale or exchange if one of the following applies:
However, as the law stands now, CPAs must help their clients plan divorce-related stock redemptions carefully to avoid unanticipated--and undesirable--tax consequences.
In affirming a district court decision, the Ninth Circuit concluded that payments in redemption of stock held by an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) and used to make distributions to terminating ESOP participants, were deductible as dividends under Sec.
To be treated as an exchange, a corporate redemption most be a complete termination of the shareholder's interest, a substantially disproportionate redemption or a redemption not essentially equivalent to a dividend.
R and M reported the redemptions as installment sales of long-term capital assets.
Economically, a redemption agreement may be a better strategy if the purchase price (or premium payments) will not be taxable to the other shareholders as dividends.
Typically, the parties have resolved the first issue by negotiating a stock transfer or stock redemption in their divorce agreement.
According to the final regulations, stock redemptions will be taxed in one of two ways.
The most common type of buy-sell agreement is the redemption agreement.