Definition of captor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

captor

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkæptə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæptər//
 
(formal)
 
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a person who captures a person or an animal and keeps them as a prisoner The hostages were treated well by their captors. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin, from capt- ‘seized, taken’, from the verb capere.
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