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ran•som



Pronunciation: (ran'sum), [key]
n.
1. the redemption of a prisoner, slave, or kidnapped person, of captured goods, etc., for a price.
2. the sum or price paid or demanded.
3. a means of deliverance or rescue from punishment for sin, esp. the payment of a redemptive fine.

v.t.
1. to redeem from captivity, bondage, detention, etc., by paying a demanded price.
2. to release or restore on receipt of a ransom.
3. to deliver or redeem from punishment for sin.

Ran•som



Pronunciation: (ran'sum), [key]
n.
John Crowe Pronunciation: (krō), [key] 1888–1974, U.S. poet, critic, and teacher.

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

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