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  • ransom money — noun money demanded for the return of a captured person (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑ransom • Derivationally related forms: ↑ransom (for: ↑ransom) • Hypernyms: ↑cost …   Useful english dictionary

  • ransom money — payment for the release of a kidnapped person or hostage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ransom — ran·som 1 n: a consideration paid or demanded for the release of someone or something from captivity see also kidnapping ransom 2 vt: to free from captivity by paying a price rape 1 vt raped, rap·ing [Latin rapere to seize and take away by force] …   Law dictionary

  • ransom — ran|som1 [ˈrænsəm] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: rançon, from Latin redemptio; REDEMPTION] 1.) an amount of money that is paid to free someone who is held as a prisoner ▪ The kidnappers were demanding a ransom of $250,000. ▪ The… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • money — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big ▪ There is big money in golf for the top players. ▪ easy ▪ He started stealing as a way of making easy money. ▪ bonus …   Collocations dictionary

  • Ransom — is the practice of holding a prisoner to extort money or property to secure their release, or it can refer to the sum of money involved.In early Germanic law a similar concept was called Weregild.In 78 BC, pirates of modern day Turkey captured… …   Wikipedia

  • Ransom (disambiguation) — Ransom is the practice of holding a prisoner to extort money or property to secure their release, or it can refer to the sum of money involved.Ransom may also refer to:In people* Ransom (surname), a family nameIn fictional characters* Cordelia… …   Wikipedia

  • ransom — [n] blackmail money paid for return of possession or person bribe, compensation, deliverance, expiation, liberation money, payment, payoff, price, redemption, release, rescue; concept 344 ransom [v] pay blackmail money for return of possession or …   New thesaurus

  • ransom — ► NOUN ▪ a sum of money demanded or paid for the release of a captive. ► VERB 1) obtain the release of (someone) by paying a ransom. 2) detain (someone) and demand a ransom for their release. ● hold to ransom Cf. ↑hold to ransom ● …   English terms dictionary

  • Ransom — Ran som (r[a^]n s[u^]m), n. [OE. raunson, raunsoun, OF. ran[,c]on, raen[,c]on, raan[,c]on, F. ran[,c]on, fr. L. redemptio, fr. redimere to redeem. See {Redeem}, and cf. {Redemption}.] 1. The release of a captive, or of captured property, by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ransom bill — Ransom Ran som (r[a^]n s[u^]m), n. [OE. raunson, raunsoun, OF. ran[,c]on, raen[,c]on, raan[,c]on, F. ran[,c]on, fr. L. redemptio, fr. redimere to redeem. See {Redeem}, and cf. {Redemption}.] 1. The release of a captive, or of captured property,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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