Part of speech: noun

One who takes or holds captive.

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Usage examples "captor":

  1. " You will laugh on the other side of your mouth directly, if I know anything," said his captor gravely. - "With Haig on the Somme", D. H. Parry.
  2. Her captor had ordered her back to her seat by the tree. - "The White Invaders", Raymond King Cummings.
  3. My captor related the full circumstances in connection with his walk in the grove and the manner in which he captured me. - "Life in a Thousand Worlds", William Shuler Harris.