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blood money

noun
1.
a fee paid to a hired murderer.
2.
compensation paid to the next of kin of a slain person.
3.
money obtained ruthlessly and at a cost of suffering to others.
4.
money paid to an informer in order to cause somebody to be arrested, convicted, or especially executed.
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blood money

noun
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
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