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ransom

Edited by T. F. Hoad

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

Published in print January 1996 | ISBN: 9780192830982
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727153
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procuring the release of a prisoner by a payment, sum so paid. XIII. ME. rans(o)un — OF. ransoun, raençon

Reference Entry.  33 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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