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English definition of “blood money”

blood money

noun [U]    
disapproving money paid to the family of a murdered personGeneral words for amounts of moneyLarge amounts of moneySmall amounts of money money paid to someone for killing someone else, or for giving information about a person who has killed someoneEarning money and money earned
(Definition of blood money noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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