Money paid to a person for giving such evidence as shall lead
to the conviction of another; money paid to the next of kin to induce
him to forego his “right” of seeking blood for blood; money paid to a
person for betraying another, as Judas was paid blood-money for
showing the band the place where Jesus might be found.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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