ransom bill

noun
variants: or less commonly ransom bond

Definition of ransom bill

: a contract valid by the law of nations given in time of war for the ransom of property especially when captured at sea and a safe-conduct for it to a friendly destination

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“Ransom bill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ransom%20bill. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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