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kap ter

  • n  a person who captures and holds people or animals

  • Suddenly he whipped out a hidden revolver, became captor instead of captive, lined the crew along the rail.
  • One FBI report called such close victim-captor relationships "overemphasized, overanalyzed, overpsychologized and overpublicized.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    June 20, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • 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 ...
    June 19, 2013 - Boston Herald
  • 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.
    June 19, 2013 - FOX 6 News Birmingham

  • Jim Wallis in FrontPage
    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."
  • Mackenzie Phillips in E! Online
    It's sort of the Stockholm syndrome, where you begin to love your captor,Mackenzie said. "And I felt great love for my father."
  • Sandra Day O Connor in Washington Post
    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.

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