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In the New Testament, the condemned thief whose release, instead of that of Jesus, was demanded of Pilate by the multitude.
(Bible) New Testament a condemned robber who was released at the Passover instead of Jesus (Matthew 27:16)
the criminal pardoned instead of Jesus to appease the mob. Mark 15:6–11, John 18:40.