\ɹˈansəm], \ɹˈansəm], \ɹ_ˈa_n_s_ə_m]\
Definitions of RANSOM
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By Princeton University
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By Noah Webster.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Daniel Lyons
Release purchased, as from captivity; redemption.
By James Champlin Fernald
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
n. [French, Latin] Release from captivity, bondage, or the possession of an enemy ;-the money or price paid for the redemption of a prisoner, or for goods captured by an enemy ; -in Scripture, the price paid for a forfeited life, or for delivery from capital punishment;-hence, the life of Christ given as a purchase or redemption of the lives of many ; the atonement.
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