ransomed

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ransom \Ran"som\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Ransomed} (-s[u^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ransoming}.] [Cf. F. ran[,c]onner. See {Ransom}, noun]

1. To redeem from captivity, servitude, punishment, or forfeit, by paying a price; to buy out of servitude or penalty; to rescue; to deliver; as, to ransom prisoners from an enemy.

2. To exact a ransom for, or a payment on. [R.]

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ransomed

adjective

1: saved from the bondage of sin [syn: {ransomed}, {redeemed}]

2: reclaimed by payment of a ransom


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