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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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From the Middle English _ransoun_, from the Old French _rançon_, from stem of Latin _redemptio_. (See redemption.) Entered English ca. the 13th century

From the Middle English ransoun, from the Old French rançon, from stem of Latin redemptio. (See redemption.) Entered English ca. the 13th century

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ˈrænsəm/

  • IPA(key): /ˈrænsəm/

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

RANSOM (_usually uncountable_, _plural_ RANSOMS) * Money paid for the freeing of a hostage. _They were held for two million dollars RANSOM._ _They were held to RANSOM._ * 1674, John Milton, _Paradise Lost_, Book XII: Thy RANSOM paid, which man from death redeems. * Sir J. Davies His captivity in Austria, and the heavy RANSOM he paid for his liberty. * 2010, Caroline Alexander, _The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad_: As rich as was the RANSOM Priam paid for Hektor, Hermes says, his remaining sons at Troy “'would give three times as much ransom / for you, who are alive, were Atreus' son Agamemnon / to recognize you.'” * The release of a captive, or of captured property, by payment of a consideration. _prisoners hopeless of RANSOM_ (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?) * (historical, law, UK) A sum paid for the pardon of some great offence and the discharge of the offender; also, a fine paid in lieu of corporal punishment. (Can we find and add a quotation of Blackstone to this entry?) USAGE NOTES * _For_ is much more common in the US, _to_ in the UK. DERIVED TERMS * king's ransom TRANSLATIONS

ransom (usually uncountable, plural ransoms)

  1. Money paid for the freeing of a hostage.
    They were held for two million dollars ransom.
    They were held to ransom.
  2. The release of a captive, or of captured property, by payment of a consideration.
    prisoners hopeless of ransom
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
  3. (historical, law, UK) A sum paid for the pardon of some great offence and the discharge of the offender; also, a fine paid in lieu of corporal punishment.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blackstone to this entry?)

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - VERB
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RANSOM (_third-person singular simple present_ RANSOMS, _present participle_ RANSOMING, _simple past and past participle_ RANSOMED) * (14th century) To deliver, especially in context of sin or relevant penalties. * To pay a price to set someone free from captivity or punishment. _to RANSOM prisoners from an enemy_ * To exact a ransom for, or a payment on. _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. TRANSLATIONS

ransom (third-person singular simple present ransoms, present participle ransoming, simple past and past participle ransomed)

  1. (14th century) To deliver, especially in context of sin or relevant penalties.
  2. To pay a price to set someone free from captivity or punishment.
    to ransom prisoners from an enemy
  3. To exact a ransom for, or a payment on.
    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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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - SEE ALSO
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* bail

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - REFERENCES
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English - References

_Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition_ 1997

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition 1997

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* manors * morans * normas * ramson * Romans


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