Captor



a person who has captured a person or thing.
Contemporary Examples

Reading his letter, I thought of the famous exchange between the Confederate soldier and his Yankee captor.
It’s Time for Us to Go Christopher Buckley October 27, 2009

Innuendo: Two “punishers” strip down and start to seduce Theon as part of the mindgames enacted by his captor.
‘Game of Thrones’: Sex, Starks, and Nudity by the Numbers Anna Klassen June 9, 2013

These are not adversaries, or captor and his incarcerated captive.
Mads Mikkelsen On Playing the Tasty New Hannibal Lecter Kevin Fallon April 3, 2013

Good Morning America anchor Juju Chang asked Smart how she had found the courage to testify against her captor Mitchell.
Elizabeth Smart on How She Survived Her Kidnapping Liz Goodwin March 11, 2011

Historical Examples

He sprang towards his captor in an ineffectual attempt to hit him, or to scratch out his eyes with his finger nails.
In School and Out Oliver Optic

His captor chuckled for a few moments and then called out in Russian.
Poisoned Air Sterner St. Paul Meek

Demurrage is generally given against a captor for unjustifiable detention.
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth

If he is caught, he pays his captor ten arrow heads ransom for his life.
Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America

Each turned towards Sir Blaise, swaying over the clasped arms of his captor.
The Lady of Loyalty House Justin Huntly McCarthy

He led the way into the tent, raising the flap for Jimmie and his captor to pass.
Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal G. Harvey Ralphson

noun
a person or animal that holds another captive
n.

1680s, from Latin captor “a catcher,” agent noun from captus, past participle of capere “to take” (see capable). Earlier it meant “censor” (1640s). Fem. form captress recorded from 1867.

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