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Blood money  n.  
Money paid to the next of kin of a person who has been killed by another.
Money obtained as the price, or at the cost, of another's life; said of a reward for supporting a capital charge, of money obtained for betraying a fugitive or for committing murder, or of money obtained from the sale of that which will destroy the purchaser.

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"Blood money" Quotes from Famous Books

... said, "every factory in America which is earning its blood money shall be in danger. There will be a reign of terror. Each State ...
— The Pawns Count • E. Phillips Oppenheim

... a lure it has been, is, and will be! Blood money, brrr! I can see no pleasure in touching it. And the poor, pathetic trinkets, which once adorned some fair neck! It takes a man's mind to pass over that side of the picture, and see only the fighting. But humanity ...
— A Splendid Hazard • Harold MacGrath

... he would be a Judas. He knew now why Judas hanged himself. If Cart was dead he would have to hang himself! Here in this house of death he must hang himself, like Judas, poor fool. And he would fling that blood money back. Only, Cart must not be dead! It would be hell forever for Billy if Cart was dead. He ...
— The City of Fire • Grace Livingston Hill

Words linked to "Blood money" :   compensation, payment

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