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Ransom

ransom n

: a consideration paid or demanded for the release of someone or something from captivity see also kidnapping
vt : to free from captivity by paying a price



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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