Ransom bill

(Law) a war contract, valid by the law of nations, for the ransom of property captured at sea and its safe conduct into port.
- Kent.

See also: Ransom

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Barnier dismissed some UK politicians' accusations that the Brexit bill was a ransom bill, with the EU motivated by a desire to punish Britain.
Hickman fled California but was captured in Oregon through the tracing of the ransom bills' serial numbers.