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blood money

noun

  1. (compensation)  compensation paid to the family of a murdered person
    Type of: compensation
  2. (reward)  a reward for information about a murderer
    Type of: reward
  3. (payment)  paid to a hired murderer
    Type of: payment

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Blood money [disambiguation]

may refer to: Blood money (restitution), money paid to the next of kin of a murder victim as a fine | Thirty pieces of silver, in The New Testament, the price for which Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus | Blood money, in English criminal law, the term... (44 of 485 words, 34 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Blood money

Collins Dictionary:

blood money

compensation paid to the relatives of a murdered person | money paid to a hired murderer | a reward for information about a criminal, especially a ... (24 of 469 words, 3 definitions, 7 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/blood-money

Britannica Encyclopedia:

blood money [sociology]

compensation paid by an offender or his kin group to the kin group of the victim. In many societies blood money functions to prevent the continuation ... (26 of 160 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/69809​/blood-money

Merriam-Webster:

blood money

money obtained at the cost of another's life | money paid (as by a killer or the killer's clan) to the family of a person who has been killed (28 of 75 words, 2 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/blood money

Macmillan British Dictionary:

blood money [uncountable]

money paid for someone to be murdered | money paid to the family of someone who has been murdered | money paid to someone to allow a person close to ... (28 of 61 words, 3 definitions)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/blood-money

Oxford Dictionary:

blood money

money paid in compensation to the family of someone who has been killed. | money paid to a hired killer. | money paid for information about a killer ... (26 of 55 words, 3 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/blood-money

Random House Dictionary:

blood money

a fee paid to a hired murderer. | compensation paid to the next of kin of a slain person. | money obtained ruthlessly and at a cost of suffering to ... (28 of 52 words, 4 definitions)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/blood-money

Cambridge Dictionary:

blood money

[disapproving] money paid to the family of a murdered person | money paid to someone for killing someone else, or for giving information about a ... (24 of 35 words, 2 definitions)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blood-money

New World Dictionary:

blood money

money paid to a hired killer | money paid as compensation to the next of kin of a murdered person; wergeld | money gotten ruthlessly at the expense of ... (27 of 33 words, 3 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blood-money

American Heritage Dictionary:

blood money

Money paid by a killer as compensation to the next of kin of a murder victim. | Money gained at the cost of another's life or livelihood. (26 of 29 words, 2 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blood-money

Wiktionary:

blood money

Money paid by a killer, or on his behalf, to one of his victims' next of kin. (17 of 18 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/blood money

Encarta Dictionary:

blood money

the fee paid to a hired killer | money that somebody gains at the expense of another person's life or well-being | a reward paid to somebody for ... (26 of 77 words, 4 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861686375​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

blood money [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "blood money"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/blood-money

Macmillan American Dictionary:

blood money [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "blood money"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/blood-money

Cambridge Dictionary:

blood money

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "blood money"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "blood money"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blood-money

Google Dictionary:

blood money

Audio: English pronunciation of "blood money"

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YourDictionary Audio:

blood money

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "blood money" by speech synthesizer

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