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ransom

Legal Definition of ransom

Noun

  1. Money paid to have a kidnapped person released.

Definition of ransom

Etymology

    From the Middle English ransoun, from the Old French ranšon, from the Latin redemption-, redemptio- (see redemption). Entered English ca. the 13th century

Noun

ransom (uncountable)

  1. Money paid for the freeing of a hostage.

Related terms

Verb

to ransom (third-person singular simple present ransoms, present participle ransoming, simple past and past participle ransomed)

  1. (14c) To deliver, especially in context of sin or relevant penalties.
  2. To pay a price to set someone free from captivity or punishment.

References

  • Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition 1997

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: amnors
  • manors
  • morans
  • normas
  • ramson
  • Romans

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

Translation of ransom in Malay

Noun

money paid for the freeing of a hostage

  1. tebusan



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