blood money


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blood money

n.
1. Money paid by a killer as compensation to the next of kin of a murder victim.
2. Money gained at the cost of another's life or livelihood.

blood money

n
1. compensation paid to the relatives of a murdered person
2. money paid to a hired murderer
3. a reward for information about a criminal, esp a murderer

blood′ mon`ey


n.
1. a fee paid to a hired murderer.
2. compensation paid to the next of kin of a slain person by the slayer or the slayer's relatives.
3. money obtained at a cost of suffering to others.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blood money - compensation paid to the family of a murdered person
compensation - something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
2.blood money - a reward for information about a murderer
reward - payment made in return for a service rendered
3.blood money - paid to a hired murderer
payment - a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
Translations

blood money

ndenaro sporco (somma pagata ad un killer o per una delazione)
References in classic literature ?
There was one pinned near the foot of my bed, where I could read my own not very flattering portrait and, in larger characters, the amount of the blood money that had been set upon my life.
DUBAI -- Four 'Good Samaritans' have come forward and paid for a Pakistani prisoner's release in UAE, after paying the Dh100,000 in blood money.
The family of a man who was killed in a road accident that resulted from reckless driving will be paid blood money of Dh200,000 in addition to Dh50,000 in damages for losing their relative, the UAE's top court has ruled.
KARACHI -- The family of Naqeeb Ullah Mehsud, who was killed in a 'fake encounter' last month allegedly by former SSP of Malir Rao Anwar, on Thursday ruled out any compromise with the suspended accused officer in the name of Diyat, or blood money, minutes after the reports of a possible deal between the two sides hit the news channels' headlines.
5 million (Dh142,555) as blood money to save a man from Tamil Nadu, convicted of a murder in Kuwait.
Dubai: Five Indians convicted of murdering a fellow Indian have escaped the gallows in Sharjah after the non-profit Sarbat Da Bhala Charitable Trust paid blood money to the victim's family and secured their pardon.
Most significantly, Iran had insisted that the Saudis pay blood money to the families of all those Iranians killed in 2015.
A blood money of P150,000 was also required by the MNLF for their dead member as part of the settlement.
The family of a Ras Al Khaimah worker who was strangled to death, by his friend, pardoned the killer in return for blood money.
It is to be noted that the blood money used to range between 30 to 40 thousand pounds, only, and was applied up to now since 2009.
RIYADH: Two Saudi millionaires have reportedly paid SR225,000 in blood money to free a Filipino man who had killed an Indian national in a car accident.
An Arab motorist has been sentenced in absentia to six months in jail, blood money of QR200,000 and a fine of QR10,000 for running over a pedestrian, local Arabic daily Arrayah reported yesterday.