Definition of captor
: one that has captured a person or thing
Examples of captor in a Sentence
The men fought their captors and escaped.
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Sadigov claimed that the journalist's captors planted 10,000 euros ($11,180) on him, which led to the charges.
In a video apparently taken under duress by militants, Father Teresito Suganob said his captors wanted the military to withdraw its forces from Marawi, where Islamic militants still hold pockets of territory after a week of gunbattles with the army.
In a video apparently taken under duress by militants, Father Teresito Suganob said his captors wanted the military to withdraw its forces from Marawi, where Islamic militants still hold pockets of territory after a week of gunbattles with the Army.
During government airstrikes against Maute group positions Monday, a large group of hostages were able to escape their captors.
On Friday — the same day Todd Kohlpepp, her captor, pleaded guilty to seven murders — authorities confirmed that Brown will receive $25,000, WLTX reports.
The Iranian captors released their hostages on the day Ronald Reagan was inaugurated to succeed Carter as president.
The director, Cate Shortland, making her third feature, depicts both the degradations endured by Clare and the peculiar psychological ins and outs of the captor-captive dynamic in explicit, sometimes excruciating detail.
Meaningful action against black jails will require the political will to locate and close all of them, freeing their detainees and prosecuting their captors.
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Origin and Etymology of captor
Late Latin, from Latin capere
First Known Use: circa 1688See Words from the same year
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Definition of captor for English Language Learners
: someone who has captured a person and is keeping that person as a prisoner
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Definition of captor for Students
: someone who has captured a person or thing
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