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The holding of a captive to be released in return for a payment
“It was he, who through his manipulation and deception, engineered the capture and ransom of my beloved daughter.”
A sum of money demanded or paid for the release of a captive
“He maintained that he had no money to pay the ransom demanded and that it was a case of mistaken identity.”
The action, treated as a criminal offence, of demanding money from someone in return for not revealing compromising information which one has about them
The action of being rescued or set free
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Payment made by one state or ruler to another, especially as a sign of dependence
An animal, person, or object offered in the act of sacrifice
To make a payment to secure the release of someone or something
“He repeatedly had to ransom prisoners taken in the course of Lombard raids, who would otherwise have been sold off as slaves.”
To free, or be freed, from captivity by paying a price
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“They would eventually ransom Sarah, who was subsequently delivered to the Sisters at La Chine.”
To hold (a captive) and demand a ransom for their release
“So some pirates now take hostages instead of ships or cargo, and ransom them for large sums of money.”
Intimidating for money
To influence someone (usually dishonestly) in return for money
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