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Word meaning ransom

n. The release of a captive, or of captured property, by payment of a consideration; redemption; as, prisoners hopeless of ransom.
n. 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.
n. 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.
n. 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.
n. To exact a ransom for, or a payment on.

Crossword clues for ransom

- A buying off
- Expiation
- Extortionate amount?
- Free with money
- Kidnap payout
- Kidnapper's demand
- Kidnapper’s payment
- Kidnapper’s price
- Money demanded by kidnapper
- Pay for the release of
- Price demanded for release


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