an emotional attachment to a captor formed by a hostage as a result of continuous stress, dependence, and a need to cooperate for survival.
a psychological condition in which hostages or kidnap victims become sympathetic towards their captors
Stockholm syndrome Stock·holm syndrome (stŏk’hōlm’, -hōm’)
A phenomenon in which a hostage begins to identify with and grow sympathetic to his or her captor.
noun 1. pibgorn.
noun 1. (Austral) a horse trained in the handling of stock
noun, Western U.S. 1. a horse or pony used in herding cattle.
adjective, stockier, stockiest. 1. of solid and sturdy form or build; thick-set and, usually, short. 2. having a strong, stout stem, as a plant. adjective stockier, stockiest 1. (usually of a person) thickset; sturdy