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Encyclopedia > Blood money (term)

Blood money is money paid as a fine to the next of kin of somebody who was killed intentionally. An example of Money. ...



BLOOD-MONEY, (1818-1894), colloquially, the reward for betraying a criminal to justice. More strictly it is used of the money-penalty paid in old days by a murderer to the kinsfolk of his victim. These fines completely protected the offender from the vengeance of the injured family. The system was common among the Scandinavian and Teutonic races previous to the introduction of Christianity, and a scale of payments, graduated according to the heinousness of the crime, was fixed by laws, which further settled who could exact the blood-money, and who were entitled to share it. Homicide was not the only crime thus expiable: blood-money could be exacted for all crimes of violence. Some acts, such as killing any one in a church or while asleep, or within the precincts of the royal palace, were "bot-less"; and the death penalty was inflicted. Such a criminal was outlawed, and his enemies could kill him wherever they found him

In Islam

Main articles: Qisas and Diyya

In Islamic terms, Qisas can in some cases result in blood money being payed out to the family of victims. The amount varies from country to country and from case to case. This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ... Blood money is money paid as a fine to the next of kin of somebody who was killed intentionally (in Arabic: Qisas قصاص) or unintentionally (in Arabic: Diyat or Diyya ديت). Islam has not prescribed any specific amount for Diyat nor has it obligated to discriminate in this matter between a man...

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Image File history File links Wikisource-logo. ... The original Wikisource logo. ... The Danegeld was an English tribute raised to pay off Viking raiders (usually led by the Danish king) to save the land from being ravaged by the raiders. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Kanuni i Lekë Dukagjinit. ... The Leibzoll was a special toll which Jews had to pay in most of the European states in the Middle Ages and up to the beginning of the nineteenth century. ... Minority religion is the religion held by a minority of the population of a country, state, or region. ... Blood Law (akin to blood feud) is the English term for the traditional American Indian practice of killing an individual for an offence to another individual or group (tribe, clan, family, etc. ... A feud is a long-running argument or fight between parties—often groups of people, especially families or clans. ... A feud is a long-running argument or fight between parties—often groups of people, especially families or clans. ... A protection racket is an extortion scheme whereby a powerful organization coerces individuals or businesses to pay protection money which allegedly serves to purchase the organizations protection services against various external threats, whereas the actual threat comes from the organization itself. ... Weregild (Alternative spellings: wergild, wergeld, weregeld, etc. ... Ericfine (or eric-fine) was the Celtic equivalent of the Anglo-Saxon and Scandic weregild, a form of tribute paid in reparation for murder or other major crime. ... Galanas in Welsh law was a payment made by a killer and his family to the family of his or her victim. ... Tallage or talliage (from the French a part cut out of the whole) appears to have signified at first a tax in general, but became afterwards confined in England to a special form of tax: the assessment upon cities, boroughs, and royal domains. ... Blood libels are allegations that a particular group kills people as a form of human sacrifice, and uses their blood in various rituals. ...


    External links

    • Some Hadiths mentioning Blood Money
    • Implementation of Law relating to Diyah - Blood Money
    • "Women demand equal blood-money"
    • Blood-money for women, slaves and non-muslims
    • Qaradawi Urges Gender Equality on Blood Money
    • Indian Embassy in Jeddah
    • http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/reference/glossary/term.QISAS.html
    • http://www.brudirect.com/criminal/part2.htm



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