Late Latin hunterfrom Latin capereto seizekap- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From the Late Latin, from the Latincapere. (English usage began around 1688).
Captor Sentence Examples
Though treated with some deference by his captor, who even promised to reinstate him.
A slave often ran away; if caught, the captor was bound to restore him to his master, and the Code fixes a reward of two shekels which the owner must pay the captor.
His captor, believing him to be a poor man, allowed him to escape for a small ransom.
After a cordial reception by their commander Omer or Omar Pasha, Ali was imprisoned; he was shortly afterwards assassinated, lest his lavish bribery of Turkish officials should restore him to favour, and bring disgrace on his captor (March 1851).
He then took the old royal castle of Dunstaffnage and drove the chief, John of Lorne, into England; Menteith, the captor of Wallace, changed sides, and Edward, after a feeble invasion in 1310, retreated from a land laid desolate by the Scots.