- money paid to a hired killer
- money paid as compensation to the next of kin of a murdered person; wergeld
- money gotten ruthlessly at the expense of others' lives or suffering
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- Money paid by a killer as compensation to the next of kin of a murder victim.
- Money gained at the cost of another's life or livelihood.
- 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