Ransom

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 Ransom — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Brayton Howard Ransom (1879–1925), US amerikanischer Parasitologe Caroline L. Ransom (1872–1952), US amerikanische Archäologin Epaphroditus Ransom (1798–1859), US amerikanischer Politiker John Crowe Ransom …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 Ransom — Ransom, IL U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 409 Housing Units (2000): 159 Land area (2000): 0.991359 sq. miles (2.567608 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.991359 sq. miles (2.567608 sq …

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  • 7 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Ransom —   [ rænsəm], John Crowe, amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Kritiker, * Pulaski (Tennessee) 30. 4. 1888, ✝ Gambier (Ohio) 3.7. 1974; studierte und lehrte (bis 1937) an der Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee), wo er zu den wichtigsten… …

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  • 9 Ransom, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 409 Housing Units (2000): 159 Land area (2000): 0.991359 sq. miles (2.567608 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.991359 sq. miles (2.567608 sq. km) FIPS… …

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  • 10 Ransom, KS — U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 338 Housing Units (2000): 179 Land area (2000): 0.326169 sq. miles (0.844774 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.326169 sq. miles (0.844774 sq. km) FIPS code …

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  • 11 RANSOM — (Heb. כֹּפֶר, kofer), the compensation required to avoid bodily punishment or to free one s self from an undesirable state or condition (Isa. 43:3). The term kofer is related to the Akkadian kapāru ( to wipe off ) or kuppuru ( to expiate ). The… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 12 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

  • 13 ransom — vb *rescue, deliver, redeem, reclaim, save Analogous words: *free, release, liberate, emancipate, manumit: *expiate, atone …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 Ransom — [ran′səm] John Crowe [krō] 1888 1974; U.S. poet & critic …

    English World dictionary

  • 15 ransom — [ran′səm] n. [ME raunson < OFr raençon < L redemptio,REDEMPTION] 1. the redeeming or release of a captive or of seized property by paying money or complying with other demands 2. the price thus paid or demanded 3. deliverance from sin;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 16 ransom — [[t]ræ̱nsəm[/t]] ransoms, ransoming, ransomed 1) N VAR A ransom is the money that has to be paid to someone so that they will set free a person they have kidnapped. Her kidnapper successfully extorted a ₤175,000 ransom for her release... The… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 ransom — 01. The [ransom] paid to obtain freedom for the kidnapped businessman was over $500,000. 02. The kidnappers have said that their hostages will be killed if the [ransom] is not paid. 03. The child s family paid over a million dollars in [ransom]… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 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

  • 19 ransom — I UK [ˈræns(ə)m] / US [ˈrænsəm] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms ransom : singular ransom plural ransoms the amount of money that someone wants to be paid before they will let a person who they are keeping prisoner go free Her kidnappers… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 Ransom — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Ransom », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Le nom Ransom, rançon en anglais, peut… …

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