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blood money

1. Money paid to a hired killer. Here's your blood money, all right? Just get the job done so that no one ever has to see that fool again!
2. Money paid to the family of someone who has been murdered. That settlement is nothing more than blood money. It can't even begin to make up for our father's murder.
3. Money gained at the expense/suffering of others. I don't want this blood money! My mother worked herself to death making it! Many people consider the profits from conflict diamonds to be blood money.
See also: blood, money
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The money will be given to Abdul Wajid's family, to be considered as blood money for revocation of Athimuthu's death sentence.
The blood money [in this case] amounts to IRR 3bn [$100,000] and so far we have collected one third of it," Kiaei said.
Nonetheless, Binay reiterated his call for help in raising the needed amount for Zapanta's blood money.
Blood Money is the most playable of the three and also the game that will be most recognisable to recent converts thanks to its outlandish set-ups and imaginative murders.
Taking to media on Wednesday, Muhammad Akram said that By doing so we have not committed any illegal or non- Shariah act, since the release of Raymond Davis was inevitable Muhammad Akram declared that blood money matters were settled with the mutual consent of their affected family, government and intelligence agencies.
Tribal traditions in Iraq often allow a tribe to pay blood money to compensate for a murder committed by a member.
In Blood Money Maureen and her colleagues are dealing with what appears to be a serial robber who attacks lone women in their homes.
What confuses me though is that blood money is paid by convicted murderers and we still don't have a guilty verdict.
Summary: A Yemeni court on Monday ordered a man convicted of killing a Jewish father-of-nine to pay US$27,500 in blood money, sparing the man from a death sentence as he was "mentally abnormal.
Researched with exacting precision and calculated depth, Blood Money will prove enlightening and fascinating to Civil War scholars and lay readers alike, as it exposes myths about the Civil War's origins, and reveals that the hot-button issues of the era served as a convenient means to distract Americans from the huge national debt being incurred--a crisis situation that would in turn prompt a hostile takeover of American banking and currency.
Blood Money tells the story behind this $30 billion failure, a colorful tale of corrupt profiteers, murdered American contractors and Nepalese laborers, and C-130 cargo planes packed with tons of $100 bills that American officials blasted across Iraq "like a leaf blower.
The court ordered him to pay blood money or be executed.
Easy: the state's political machinery--legislators, big city mayors, prosecutors, courts--is dominated by militant pro-aborts, who are richly funded by Planned Parenthood's recycled blood money (millions of taxpayer dollars from government-funded abortions).
She is determined to "flip" her blood money into something beneficial--but in order to fulfill her purpose she must first tear down the drug empire she helped to create, at singularly brutal cost.
But under Islamic law a Dubai court told Yapa to pay Melissa's parents Gary and Stephanie pounds 15,000 "diya"or blood money.