Origin of captor
Examples from the Web for captor
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 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These are not adversaries, or captor and his incarcerated captive.Mads Mikkelsen On Playing the Tasty New Hannibal Lecter|Kevin Fallon|April 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Reading his letter, I thought of the famous exchange between the Confederate soldier and his Yankee captor.
Brooke managed to turn himself half round, presented his revolver at his captor, and fired.A Boy's Voyage Round the World|The Son of Samuel Smiles
The other turned back and faced his captor with an expression which it was hard to read.The Law of Hemlock Mountain|Hugh Lundsford
One was vainly endeavouring to free herself from the clutches of her captor, the other was intent on bringing her to the ground.The Riddle of the Purple Emperor|Mary E. Hanshew and Thomas W. Hanshew
At last the party reached the very castle of Regnier, and here his captor broke the long silence.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird
He was held tight as well and could not move, his captor being evidently a very powerful man.The Hilltop Boys|Cyril Burleigh
British Dictionary definitions for captor
Word Origin for captor
Word Origin and History for captor
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.