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)
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Summary: Two charities have stepped forward and donated a total of Dh200,000 in blood money for the release of an Egyptian prisoner who was locked up after he was unable to pay the hefty sum.
The court in Sharjah ordered their release on payment of more than rupees four crores as blood money that was arranged by S P Singh Oberoi, an Indian businessman based at Dubai.
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She said: "The Foreign Office told us this charge carries a week in jail plus the blood money or a fine as alternative to prison.
Before they were dragged away, they threw paper darts and a bundle of photocopies of five pound notes marked with red ink, representing blood money, into the Chamber below.
The family of Yvonne Gilford yesterday demanded their pounds 750,000 blood money immediately.
I don't want to touch their blood money," said Henley.
Hosam Al Saleh said that he would pay the SR 225,000 blood money required from Mohammad Qadir Lateef who had been held largely responsible for a dramatic accident on Al Qaseem - Hael highway in which one man was killed.
6 million in blood money to the families of the victims, given a Dhs30,000 fine and has been jailed for seven years, as 7DAYS reported on Thursday.
The family of a Saudi national slain by a Filipino worker now on death row is expected to sign a settlement agreement to accept blood money that will free the condemned man.