verb (used with object)
- ransom, john crowe,
- rant and rave
Origin of ransom
Examples from the Web for ransomer
Come then the ransomer, and take him hence; If Jove himself command it,—be it so.The Iliad of Homer|Homer
Agias was full of protestations of delight at beholding his intercessor and ransomer.A Friend of Caesar|William Stearns Davis
In order to meet these divine requirements, the ransomer must be a perfect human being.
Since ransom means an exact corresponding price, the ransomer must be exactly like the perfect Adam in Eden.
The divine law definitely shows that the ransomer must be exactly corresponding to Adam, a perfect human being.
- to keep (prisoners, property, etc) in confinement until payment for their release is made or received
- to attempt to force (a person or persons) to comply with one's demands
Word Origin for ransom
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.
see king's ransom.