Obtain the release of (a prisoner) by making a payment demanded
the lord was captured in war and had to be ransomed
Hold (a prisoner) and demand payment for their release
mercenaries burned the village and ransomed the inhabitants
Release (a prisoner) after receiving payment
A sum of money or other payment demanded or paid for the release of a prisoner
The holding or freeing of a prisoner in return for payment of such money
the capture and ransom of the king
money demanded for the return of a captured person
exchange or buy back for money; under threat
payment for the release of someone
the act of freeing from captivity or punishment
(ransomed) saved from the bondage of sin
(ransomed) reclaimed by payment of a ransom
Ransom is the practice of holding a prisoner or item to extort money or property to secure their release, or it can refer to the sum of money involved.
Ransom! is a 1956 crime drama examining the reactions of parents, police, and the public to a kidnapping. Written by Richard Maibaum and Cyril Hume, the film was based on a popular episode of "The United States Steel Hour" titled "Fearful Decision," which aired in 1954. ...
Ransom is a 1975 film starring Sean Connery and Ian McShane. The plot concerned a group of terrorists who try and extract a large sum of money from two governments. It was marketed as The Terrorists in some countries.
Ransom is a 1996 American thriller film, starring Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, and Gary Sinise and directed by Ron Howard. The film was nominated Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama for Mel Gibson, and was the 5th highest grossing film of 1996 in the United States.
Ransom, the 2009 novel by Australian author David Malouf, retells the story of the Iliad from books 16 to 24. The story starts with Achilles mourning the death of Patroclus, friend and potential lover, Malouf hints. ...
Ransom is a 2004 novel, authored by Danielle Steel and published by Random House in February, 2004. The book is Steel's sixty-second novel.
Ransom or Ransome is an English surname, also found in some trade names and military company names; it might derive either from the noun "ransom" or from contraction of "Ranulf's son".
Clan custom dictates that a warrior who has been successful at his Trial of Bloodright may be rewarded with a gift by the Clan. ...
The idea that a knight would be captured rather than killed if defeated. In war, this generally meant the payment of a large capital sum, while in tourney it often meant forfeiture of armour and horse. See also Armour, as insurance.
the idea that Jesus released humanity from a legal obligation to the Devil, incurred by sin. (Theories involving ransom owed to divine justice are generally classified under Punishment, below.)
payment to make up for death or to secure the return of a dead body; sometimes referred to in the Iliad as "man money."
The ransom paid by Christ was not, as the old theologies taught, a price paid to the devil to rescue man from his power, nor a price paid to divine justice to slake God's infinite thirst for the sinner's damnation. Both these theories violate every principle of justice and equity. ...
The price paid for freeing a slave (Leviticus 19:20) "Ransom" is used to describe the price the Lord Jesus Christ paid to free men from their enslavement/bondage to sin (Matthew 20:28 For the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. ...
Money paid to recover a person captured in war, probably originating in the value placed on a man payable as a fine for killing him. Capturing knights for ransom became a lucrative practice in later medieval period.
1) n. money paid to a kidnapper in demand for the release of the person abducted. Ransom money can also be paid to return a valuable object such as a stolen painting. 2) v. to pay money to an abductor to return the person held captive.
(young adult novel) 1966; published as Five Were Missing, 1972
When a Medieval Knight was victorious over an opponent- that opponent lost his horse, armour and weapons unless he could pay a fine or "ransom" to get it back. Well, we want this grand tradition to continue. So bring some token items (Nothing really expensive unless you can afford it! ...