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Noun
The holding or freeing of a captive in return for payment of a ransom
“Exchange or ransom was to be strictly according to rank, as specified in elaborate tables.”
Noun
A sum of money demanded or paid for the release of a captive
“Also, the quarry itself seems to be a good place to hide victims while ransoms are demanded or to dispose of bodies if the ransom is not paid.”
Verb
To free from captivity or punishment by paying a price
“Being ransomed to him would work out best for everyone.”
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