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redemption — as in:  its main redeeming quality is...

Our dog is dirty, noisy, and ill-behaved, but her redeeming quality is that she is so loving.
to make up for something bad; or to save
redemption — as in:  redeem the coupon

The coupon can be redeemed for a free candy bar.
to exchange something such as a coupon or voucher for something of value

In Christianity, redemption is used to reference Jesus’ sacrifice to make up for human sin.

Old usage (as might be found in the Bible or in Shakespeare) also uses redeeming time to refer to making the best use of time.
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