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ransom in Crime & law topic

ransomransom2 verb [transitive]  SCto pay an amount of money so that someone who is being held as a prisoner is set free They were all ransomed and returned unharmed.→ See Verb table
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ransomThey were all ransomed and returned unharmed.North, carefully distracting Livingstone from the thought that hostages might have been ransomed for arms, gave him the Whole Picture.We know that many among ourselves have given themselves to bondage that they might ransom others.