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.
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Summary: The Dubai bus accident could have been prevented (Prosecution seeks 7-year jail, Dh3.4m blood money; KT, June 27) had the driver worn sun gl...
Now it is virtually an open secret that the majority of government officials, including those in the security institutions, are appointed only after a huge amount of money exchanges hands like 'blood money' in troubled and violence ridden nations.
KARACHI -- SHC Friday ordered the federal government to pay the blood money outstanding against prisoners who cannot afford to pay.
KARACHI -- Sindh High Court (SHC) Friday ordered the federal government to pay the blood money outstanding against prisoners who cannot afford to pay.
KARACHI -- Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered the Sindh government on Tuesday to pay Rs330 million blood money in three days on behalf of the 37 prisoners, whose release is pending because of their fine and blood money being unpaid.
Money obtained through corruption is blood money, Nyeri Catholic Archbishop Antony Muheria has said.
The Saudi Supreme Judicial Council earlier classified her case as one where blood money does not apply under Shariah or Islamic law, DFA spokesperson Elmer Cato said.
Panelo noted that the government extended legal assistance to the OFW, whose case does not apply the use of blood money under the Sharia Law or Islamic Law.
LAHORE -- Designated Punjab CM of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sardar Usman Buzdar on paid blood money to resolve a murder case against him after a court found him and his companions guilty in January 2000.
Park rangers serving prison sentences for causing gun injuries while on the job will be released now that the government has decided to pay "blood money" compensation to the victims.