(Re*demp"tor*ist) n. [F. rédemptoriste, fr. L. redemptor redeemer, from redinere. See Redeem.] (R.C.Ch.) One of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, founded in Naples in 1732 by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liquori. It was introduced onto the United States in 1832 at Detroit. The Fathers of the Congregation devote themselves to preaching to the neglected, esp. in missions and retreats, and are forbidden by their rule to engage in the instruction of youth.

(Re*demp"to*ry) a. Paid for ransom; serving to redeem. "Hector's redemptory price." Chapman.

(Re*demp"ture) n. Redemption. [Obs.]

(Re*dent"ed) a. [From OF. redent. See Redan.] Formed like the teeth of a saw; indented.

(Re`de*pos"it) v. t. To deposit again.

(Re`de*scend") v. i. [Pref. re- + descend: cf. F. redescendre.] To descend again. Howell.

(Red"eye`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) The rudd. (b) Same as Redfish (d). (c) The goggle-eye, or fresh- water rock bass. [Local, U.S.]

(Red"fin`) n. (Zoöl.) A small North American dace (Minnilus cornutus, or Notropis megalops). The male, in the breeding season, has bright red fins. Called also red dace, and shiner. Applied also to Notropis ardens, of the Mississippi valley.

(Red"finch`) n. (Zoöl.) The European linnet.

(Red"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) The blueback salmon of the North Pacific; — called also nerka. See Blueback (b). (b) The rosefish. (c) A large California labroid food fish (Trochocopus pulcher); — called also fathead. (d) The red bass, red drum, or drumfish. See the Note under Drumfish.

(Red"-gum`) n. [OE. reed gounde; AS. reád red + gund matter, pus.]

1. (Med.) An eruption of red pimples upon the face, neck, and arms, in early infancy; tooth rash; strophulus. Good.

2. A name of rust on grain. See Rust.

(Red"-hand` Red"-hand`ed) (- h?nd`?d), a. or adv. Having hands red with blood; in the very act, as if with red or bloody hands; — said of a person taken in the act of homicide; hence, fresh from the commission of crime; as, he was taken red-hand or red-handed.

(Red"head`) n.

1. A person having red hair.

2. (Zoöl.) (a) An American duck (Aythya Americana) highly esteemed as a game bird. It is closely allied to the canvasback, but is smaller and its head brighter red. Called also red-headed duck. American poachard, grayback, and fall duck. See Illust. under Poachard. (b) The red-headed woodpecker. See Woodpecker.

3. (Bot.) A kind of milkweed (Asclepias Curassavica) with red flowers. It is used in medicine.

(Red`hi*bi"tion) n. [L. redhibitio a taking back.] (Civil Law) The annulling of a sale, and the return by the buyer of the article sold, on account of some defect.

(Red*hib"i*to*ry) a. [L. redhibitorius.] (Civil Law) Of or pertaining to redhibition; as, a redhibitory action or fault.

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