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captor

[kap-ter] /ˈkæp tər/
noun
1.
a person who has captured a person or thing.
Origin of captor
1640-1650
1640-50; < Late Latin, equivalent to cap(ere) to take + -tor -tor
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captor

/ˈkæptə/
noun
1.
a person or animal that holds another captive
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, from capere to take
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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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