- The price demanded or paid in order to free someone or something held captive
- The act of liberating an individual or item from captivity by paying a specific cost
- The kidnappers demanded a large ransom for the release of the businessman.
- After negotiating for hours, they were ready to ransom the priceless artifact from the thieves.
- In the cyber crime case, the hackers locked the company's data and asked for a ransom to unlock it.