Definitions of ransom:
  • noun:   the act of freeing from captivity or punishment
  • noun:   payment for the release of someone
  • noun:   money demanded for the return of a captured person
  • verb:   exchange or buy back for money; under threat
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 14285 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1906)

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