blood' mon"ey

1. a fee paid to a hired murderer.
2. compensation paid to the next of kin of a slain person.
3. money obtained ruthlessly and at a cost of suffering to others.
4. money paid to an informer in order to cause somebody to be arrested, convicted, or esp. executed.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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