Etymology
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captor (n.)

1680s, "one who takes (another) by force or stratagem," from Latin captor "a catcher," agent noun from captus, past participle of capere "to take" (from PIE root *kap- "to grasp"). Earlier it meant "censor" (1640s). Fem. form captress recorded from 1867.

updated on October 09, 2017

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Definitions of captor from WordNet

captor (n.)
a person who captures and holds people or animals;
Synonyms: capturer
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