Webster 1913 Edition
The release of a captive, or of captured property, by payment of a consideration; redemption;
as, prisoners hopeless of.
The money or price paid for the redemption of a prisoner, or for goods captured by an enemy; payment for freedom from restraint, penalty, or forfeit.
ransompaid, which man from death redeems.
His captivity in Austria, and the heavy
ransomhe paid for his liberty.
Sir J. Davies.
(O. Eng. Law)
A sum paid for the pardon of some great offense and the discharge of the offender; also, a fine paid in lieu of corporal punishment.
a war contract, valid by the law of nations, for the ransom of property captured at sea and its safe conduct into port.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To redeem from captivity, servitude, punishment, or forfeit, by paying a price; to buy out of servitude or penalty; to rescue; to deliver;
ransomprisoners from an enemy
To exact a ransom for, or a payment on.
Such lands as he had rule of he
ransomedthem so grievously, and would tax the men two or three times in a year.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The money or price paid for the redemption of a prisoner or slave, or for goods captured by an enemy; that which procures the release of a prisoner or captive, or of captured property, and restores the one to liberty and the other to the original owner.
By his captivity in Austria, and the heavy ransom he paid for his liberty, Richard was hindered from pursuing the conquest of Ireland.
2.Release from captivity, bondage or the possession of an enemy. They were unable to procure the ransom of the prisoners.
3.In law, a sum paid for the pardon of some great offense and the discharge of the offender; or a fine paid in lieu of corporal punishment.
4.In Scripture, the price paid for a forfeited life, or for delivery or release from capital punishment.
Then he shall give for the ransom of his life, whatever is laid upon him. Ex. 21.
5.The price paid for procuring the pardon of sins and the redemption of the sinner from punishment.
Deliver him from going down to the pit; I have found a ransom. Job. 33.
The Son of man came - to give his life a ransom for many. Matt. 20. Mark 10.
1.To redeem from captivity or punishment by paying an equivalent; applied to persons; as, to ransom prisoners from an enemy.
2.To redeem from the possession of an enemy by paying a price deemed equivalent; applied to goods or property.
3.In Scripture, to redeem from the bondage of sin, and from the punishment to which sinners are subjected by the divine law.
The ransomed of the Lord shall return. Is. 35.
4.To rescue; to deliver. Hos. 13.