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Definition of Ransom

Ransom

  1. The release of a captive, or of captured property, by payment of a consideration; redemption; as, prisoners hopeless of ransom.
  2. The money or price paid for the redemption of a prisoner, or for goods captured by an enemy; payment for freedom from restraint, penalty, or forfeit.
  3. A sum paid for the pardon of some great offense and the discharge of the offender; also, a fine paid in lieu of corporal punishment.
  4. To redeem from captivity, servitude, punishment, or forfeit, by paying a price; to buy out of servitude or penalty; to rescue; to deliver; as, to ransom prisoners from an enemy.
  5. To exact a ransom for, or a payment on.

Ransom Translations

ransom in Dutch is loskopen, vrijkopen, afkopen
ransom in Italian is riscatto
ransom in Latin is redimo
ransom in Spanish is rescate
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