blood money

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compensation paid to the family of a murdered person

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a reward for information about a murderer

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paid to a hired murderer

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While the remains of Jim Hall were discovered on a dozen mountain-sides by greedy claimants for blood-money.
Meanwhile the people were gathered in assembly, for there was a quarrel, and two men were wrangling about the blood-money for a man who had been killed, the one saying before the people that he had paid damages in full, and the other that he had not been paid.
Let us take blood-money, a little more than is offered by the slayer, and we will say no more about it.
Despite the help of private groups, the Philippine government has not yet raised the blood-money demanded by the family of the aggrieved party.
Monterona said Villamor was hoping to sign a blood-money agreement with the victim's family and that he was invited as part of the delegation.