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Definition: Ransom bill
Ransom \Ran"som\ (r[a^]n"s[u^]m), 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.
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.
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.