Pronunciation: (ran'sum),[key] —n. 1. the redemption of a prisoner, slave, or kidnapped person, of captured goods, etc., for a price.
2. the sum or price paid or demanded.
3. a means of deliverance or rescue from punishment for sin, esp. the payment of a redemptive fine.
—v.t. 1. to redeem from captivity, bondage, detention, etc., by paying a demanded price.
2. to release or restore on receipt of a ransom.
3. to deliver or redeem from punishment for sin.
Pronunciation: (ran'sum),[key] —n. John Crowe Pronunciation: (krō),[key] 1888–1974, U.S. poet, critic, and teacher.