The earl was killed in battle and Marshal captured, but he would later be ransomed by the queen herself.
After some adventures of a rather dubious character he was ransomed, but continued to travel for some years.
It was first thought that the foes had carried them off to be ransomed.
You saints shall answer with the light of life sealed on every ransomed brow.
Here some of the prisoners were ransomed, but many others could not bring in their money.
He was captured eight years ago, and after the lapse of two years he was ransomed by his father.
The Gould Concession had ransomed its way through all those years.
But of these only 740 reached Florence, the rest having escaped or been ransomed.
That night a ransomed one went away from the earth, and God took him.
He disdained to allow his captives in war to be ransomed, but impaled them, men and women, upon stakes.
c.1200, "sum paid for the release of a prisoner or captured man," from Old French ranson (Modern French rançon), earlier raenson "ransom, redemption," from Latin redemptionem (nominative redemptio) "a redeeming," from redimere (see redeem).
early 14c., from ransom (n.). Related: Ransomed; ransoming.
the price or payment made for our redemption, as when it is said that the Son of man "gave his life a ransom for many" (Matt. 20:28; comp. Acts 20:28; Rom. 3:23, 24; 1 Cor. 6:19, 20; Gal. 3:13; 4:4, 5: Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14; 1 Tim. 2:6; Titus 2:14; 1 Pet. 1:18, 19. In all these passages the same idea is expressed). This word is derived from the Fr. rancon; Lat. redemptio. The debt is represented not as cancelled but as fully paid. The slave or captive is not liberated by a mere gratuitous favour, but a ransom price has been paid, in consideration of which he is set free. The original owner receives back his alienated and lost possession because he has bought it back "with a price." This price or ransom (Gr. lutron) is always said to be Christ, his blood, his death. He secures our redemption by the payment of a ransom. (See REDEMPTION.)