captor

[ kap-ter ]
/ ˈkæp tər /

noun

a person who has captured a person or thing.

Origin of captor

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

/ (ˈkæptə) /

noun

a person or animal that holds another captive

Word Origin for captor

C17: from Latin, from capere to take
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