Captor definition

kăptər, -tôr
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One that takes another as a captive.
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A person who captures (someone or something) or holds captive.
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One who is holding a captive or captives.
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One who catches or has caught or captured something or someone.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
captor
Plural:
captors

Origin of captor

  • Late Latin hunter from Latin capere to seize kap- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Late Latin, from the Latin capere. (English usage began around 1688).

    From Wiktionary