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1.the act of freeing from captivity or punishment
2.payment for the release of someone
3.money demanded for the return of a captured person
1.exchange or buy back for money; under threat
RansomRan"som (răn"sŭm), n. [OE. raunson, raunsoun, OF. rançon, raençon, raançon, F. rançon, fr. L. redemptio, fr. redimere to redeem. See Redeem, and cf. Redemption.]
1. The release of a 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. Milton.
His captivity in Austria, and the heavy ransom he paid for his liberty. Sir J. Davies.
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.
RansomRan"som, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ransomed (-sŭmd); p. pr. & vb. n. Ransoming.] [Cf. F. rançonner. 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.
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paiement : somme à payer (fr)[Classe]
ce qui est exigé (fr)[Classe...]
tribut et rançon (fr)[Classe]
recondition; repair; mend[Classe]
ransom (v. tr.)
rachat (achat à nouveau) (fr)[Classe]
tribut et rançon (fr)[Classe]
acheter (fr)[termes liés]
give-and-take, interchange, reciprocation - exchange - buy back, rebuy, repurchase - ransom, redeem - redeem - pay off, redeem - accuse, criminate, impeach, incriminate - criminalise, criminalize, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw - imply, incriminate, inculpate - breach, break, go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate - criminal, felonious[Dérivé]
change, exchange, interchange[Hyper.]
ransom (v. tr.)
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Ransom is the practice of holding a prisoner or item to extort money or property to secure their release, or it can refer to the sum of money involved.
In an early German law, a similar concept was called bad influence.
In Europe during the Middle Ages, ransom became an important custom of chivalric warfare. An important knight, especially nobility or royalty, was worth a significant sum of money if captured, but nothing if he was killed. For this reason, the practice of ransom contributed to the development of heraldry, which allowed knights to advertise their identities, and by implication their ransom value, and made them less likely to be killed out of hand. Examples include Richard the Lion Heart and Bertrand du Guesclin.
East Germany, which built the Inner German border to stop emigration, practiced ransom with people. East German citizens could emigrate through the semi-secret route of being ransomed by the West German government in a process termed Freikauf (literally the buying of freedom). Between 1964 and 1989, 33,755 political prisoners were ransomed. West Germany paid over 3.4 billion DM – nearly $2.3 billion at 1990 prices – in goods and hard currency. Those ransomed were valued on a sliding scale, ranging from around 1,875 DM for a worker to around 11,250 DM for a doctor. For a while, payments were made in kind using goods that were in short supply in East Germany, such as oranges, bananas, coffee and medical drugs. The average prisoner was worth around 4,000 DM worth of goods.
Although ransom is usually demanded only after the kidnapping of a person, it is not unheard of for thieves to demand ransom for the return of an inanimate object or body part. In 1987, thieves broke into the tomb of Argentinian president Juan Perón and stole his hands; they later demanded $8 million US for their return. The ransom was not paid.
The practice of towing vehicles and charging towing fees for the vehicle's release, is often euphemized or referred to as ransoming, especially by opponents of towing. (In Scotland, booting vehicles on private property is outlawed as extortion.)