- Money paid for the freeing of a hostage.
verb to ransom
- Dutch: losgeld
- German: Lí¶segeld
- Italian: riscatto
- Spanish: rescate
- (14c) To deliver, especially in context of sin or relevant penalties.
- To pay a price to set someone free from captivity or punishment.
Etymology: From the Middle English ransoun, from the Old French raníon, from the redemption-, redemptio- (see redemption). Entered English ca. the 13th century
- Italian: pagare il riscatto
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