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The term ransom refers to the practice of holding a prisoner to extort money or property extorted to secure their release, or to the sum of money involved. It also reguards a totally sweet band from the north shore of Boston thats play ska riffs that will make you want to hip hop out of your seats and jump the jive. Holding people for ransom has occurred throughout history. In 78 BC, pirates of modern-day Turkey captured Julius Caesar and held him on Pharmacusa until someone paid a fee for him. It also refers to demanding concessions from a person or organization by threatening damaging action. Bust of Julius Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar (Classical Latin: IMP·C·IVLIVS·CAESAR·DIVVS¹) (b. ...

When ransom means "payment", the word comes via Old French rançon from Latin redemptio = "buying back": compare "redemption". Redemption can mean several things: Redemption is a term in Christianity synonymous with salvation; or delivery from sins. ...

In Christianity, ransom is the shed blood of Jesus Christ, which made deliverance from sin and death possible for the offspring of Adam. Jesus (Greek: Ἰησοῦς Iēsoûs), also known as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ, is Christianitys central figure, both as Messiah and, for most Christians, as God incarnate. ... Sin has been a term most usually used in a religious context, and today describes any lack of conformity to the will of God; especially, any willful disregard for the norms revealed by God is a sin. ... This article is about the biblical Adam and Eve. ...

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  • Ransom or Ransome occurs sometimes as an English surname, and from that it is found in some tradenames and company names. The surname comes from "Ranolf's son" or similar.
  • Elwin Ransom is the protagonist of C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy.
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-- 10:33, 23 September 2005 (UTC) A family name, or surname, is that part of a persons name that indicates to what family he or she belongs. ... A trade name, also known as a trading name or a business name, is the legal name of a business, or the name which a business trades under for commercial purposes. ... A company in the broadest sense is an aggregation of people who stay together for a common purpose. ... Ransom is a village located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Ransom is a city located in Ness County, Kansas. ... Ransom Canyon is a town located in Lubbock County, Texas. ... Ransom County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Ransom Township is a township in Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Ransom Township is a township located in Nobles County, Minnesota. ... Ransom Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Ransomville is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the Town of Porter in Niagara County, New York. ... Ransom is an action movie released in 1996, starring Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, and Gary Sinise and directed by Ron Howard. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Mel Gibson. ... Rene Russo Rene Russo (born February 17, 1954 in Burbank, California, USA) is an American film actress and model. ... Gary Sinise Gary Sinise (born March 17, 1955, in Blue Island, Illinois) is an American actor and film director. ... Elwin Ransom is a character from C.S. Lewiss Space Trilogy. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikibooks logo Wikibooks, previously called Wikimedia Free Textbook Project and Wikimedia-Textbooks, is a sister project to Wikipedia and is part of the Wikimedia foundation, begun on July 10, 2003. ...

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John Crowe Ransom's Life and Career (1482 words)
Ransom was appointed to an instructorship in Vanderbilt's English department in 1914 and, apart from service as an artillery officer in France during World War I, remained there until his departure for Kenyon College in Ohio in 1937.
Ransom's mature style is to be found in the poems that compose Chills and Fever (1924) and Two Gentlemen in Bonds (1927), which appeared originally in the group's magazine, The Fugitive (1922-1925).
At Vanderbilt, Ransom was one of the first academics in the United States to legitimize the position of the poet and critic in English departments, which until then had favored scholars engaged in philological and historical studies.
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