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



BrE BrE//ˈkæptə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæptər//
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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 Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin, from capt- ‘seized, taken’, from the verb capere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: captor