captor captor  /ˈkæp tər/


  • (n) a person who captures and holds people or animals


  1. Suddenly he whipped out a hidden revolver, became captor instead of captive, lined the crew along the rail.
  2. Hans, their captor, has told them of the war's progress; Germany, with its jet planes and guided missiles, is winning, and the collapse of the Allies must come soon.
  3. Eugenie's captor hauled his prize ashore, propped her up in a taxicab and trundled her through his village as a curiosity.


  1. Ohio woman, allegedly enslaved, spent time in jail

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A mentally disabled mother authorities said was enslaved for two years along with her daughter spent time in jail this year after pleading guilty to beating the girl, but her attorney told a judge that her captors forced her to do it.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Ohio woman accuses 3 of holding her captive

    ASHLAND, Ohio — A woman told authorities she was held captive for more than a year by three people who forced her to do housework, raided her bank account and menaced her with snakes and pit bulls. But an attorney for one of the suspects and the alleged captor's mother said the mentally impaired woman was given a place to stay because she and her young daughter had no home and that the woman was ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  3. Missing 10-month-old located in Texas

    The search for a missing 10-month-old boy from Birmingham is over. Birmingham police say he and his alleged 14-year-old captor were found in Dallas, Texas around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: FOX 6 News Birmingham


  1. Giving voice to Sojourners' intense anti-Americanism, Jim Wallis called the US "the great power, the great seducer, the great captor and destroyer of human life, the great master of humanity and history in its totalitarian claims and designs."
    on Mar 17, 2009 By: Jim Wallis Source: FrontPage

  2. "It's sort of the Stockholm syndrome, where you begin to love your captor," Mackenzie said. "And I felt great love for my father."
    on Sep 23, 2009 By: Mackenzie Phillips Source: E! Online

  3. "An interrogation by one's captor, however effective an intelligence-gathering tool, hardly constitutes a constitutionally adequate factfinding before a neutral decisionmaker," O'Connor wrote.
    on Jul 1, 2004 By: Sandra Day O Connor Source: Washington Post

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