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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ransom  \Ran"som\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ransomed};  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. 
  2.  To  exact  a  ransom  for  or  a  payment  on  [R.] 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ransom  \Ran"som\,  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  captive,  or  of  captured 
  property,  by  payment  of  a  consideration;  redemption;  as 
  prisoners  hopeless  of  ransom.  --Dryden. 
  2.  The  money  or  price  paid  for  the  redemption  of  a  prisoner, 
  or  for  goods  captured  by  an  enemy;  payment  for  freedom 
  from  restraint,  penalty,  or  forfeit. 
  Thy  ransom  paid,  which  man  from  death  redeems. 
  His  captivity  in  Austria,  and  the  heavy  ransom  he 
  paid  for  his  liberty.  --Sir  J. 
  3.  (O.  Eng.  Law)  A  sum  paid  for  the  pardon  of  some  great 
  offense  and  the  discharge  of  the  offender;  also  a  fine 
  paid  in  lieu  of  corporal  punishment.  --Blackstone. 
  {Ransom  bill}  (Law),  a  war  contract,  valid  by  the  law  of 
  nations,  for  the  ransom  of  property  captured  at  sea  and 
  its  safe  conduct  into  port.  --Kent. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  money  demanded  for  the  return  of  a  captured  person  [syn:  {ransom 
  2:  payment  for  the  release  of  someone 
  3:  the  act  of  freeing  from  captivity  or  punishment 
  v  :  exchange  or  buy  back  for  money;  under  threat  [syn:  {redeem}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Ransom,  IL  (village,  FIPS  62757) 
  Location:  41.15807  N,  88.65527  W 
  Population  (1990):  438  (165  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  60470 
  Ransom,  KS  (city,  FIPS  58500) 
  Location:  38.63635  N,  99.93199  W 
  Population  (1990):  386  (207  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  67572 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  the  price  or  payment  made  for  our  redemption,  as  when  it  is  said 
  that  the  Son  of  man  "gave  his  life  a  ransom  for  many"  (Matt. 
  20:28;  comp.  Acts  20:28;  Rom.  3:23,  24;  1  Cor.  6:19,  20;  Gal. 
  3:13;  4:4,  5:  Eph.  1:7;  Col.  1:14;  1  Tim.  2:6;  Titus  2:14;  1 
  Pet.  1:18,  19.  In  all  these  passages  the  same  idea  is 
  expressed).  This  word  is  derived  from  the  Fr  rancon;  Lat. 
  redemptio.  The  debt  is  represented  not  as  cancelled  but  as  fully 
  paid.  The  slave  or  captive  is  not  liberated  by  a  mere  gratuitous 
  favour,  but  a  ransom  price  has  been  paid,  in  consideration  of 
  which  he  is  set  free  The  original  owner  receives  back  his 
  alienated  and  lost  possession  because  he  has  bought  it  back 
  "with  a  price."  This  price  or  ransom  (Gr.  lutron)  is  always  said 
  to  be  Christ,  his  blood,  his  death.  He  secures  our  redemption  by 
  the  payment  of  a  ransom.  (See  {REDEMPTION}.) 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  RANSOM,  n.  The  purchase  of  that  which  neither  belongs  to  the  seller, 
  nor  can  belong  to  the  buyer.  The  most  unprofitable  of  investments. 

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