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ransom sb. (the ordinary sense is freq.)
1. procuring of one's release from captivity 2H6 IV. i. 10 “Here shall they make their ransom.”
2. atonement, expiation Gent. V. iv. 75 “If hearty sorrow Be a sufficient for offence,” 2H6 III. i. 127, R3 V. iii. 266, Cym. V. iii. 80 “For me, my ransom's death.”
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