blood money noun
: money wrongly obtained by killing someone or because someone has died
: money paid to the family of a person who has been killed
: money obtained at the cost of another's life
: money paid (as by a killer or the killer's clan) to the family of a person who has been killed
Examples of BLOOD MONEY
- the blood money earned by people who profited from the tragedy
- They accepted blood money in exchange for the murderer's execution.
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