Ransoming
Ransom Ran"som, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ransomed} (-s[u^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ransoming}.] [Cf. F. ran[,c]onner. See {Ransom}, n.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To exact a ransom for, or a payment on. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Such lands as he had rule of he ransomed them so grievously, and would tax the men two or three times in a year. --Berners. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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