Hostage

What is Hostage?

Hostage definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun
a person given or held as security for the fulfillment of certain conditions or terms, promises, etc., by another.
Archaic. a security or pledge.
Obsolete. the condition of a hostage.

verb (used with object), hosA.taged, hosA.tagA.ing.
to give (someone) as a hostage: He was hostaged to the Indians.

 

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