captor

[kap-ter]
noun
a person who has captured a person or thing.

Origin:
1640–50; < Late Latin, equivalent to cap(ere) to take + -tor -tor

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captor (ˈkæptə)
 
n
a person or animal that holds another captive
 
[C17: from Latin, from capere to take]

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captor
1688, from L. captor, agent noun from capere "to take" (see capable). Fem. form captress recorded from 1867.
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Example sentences for captors
His captors took him to an isolated house in southern caracas.
He was ransomed by his captors and the trinitarians and returned to his family in madrid.
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