hostage

[n] - a prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms
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hostage

Person taken prisoner as a means of exerting pressure on a third party, usually with threats of death or injury. In 1979, 63 staff members of the US embassy in Tehran were taken by the Iranians....
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Hostage

Hos'tage noun [ Middle English hostage , Old French hostage , ostage , French ├┤tage , Late Latin hostaticus , ostaticum , for hospitaticum , from Latin hospes guest, host. The first meaning is, the state of a guest, hospitality; hence, the sta...
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Hostage

• (n.) A person given as a pledge or security for the performance of the conditions of a treaty or stipulations of any kind, on the performance of which the person is to be released.
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Hostage

[disambiguation] A hostage is a person or entity held by a captor. Hostage or The Hostage may also refer to: ==In film and television== ==In literature== ==In music== ==Other uses== ...
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hostage

hostage, person held by another as a guarantee that certain actions or promises will or will not be carried out. During periods of internal turmoil, insurgents often seize hostages; recent examples include seizures of Americans and other foreigners by militants in Iran (1979–81) and Lebanon (1...
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Hostage

A hostage is a person left as a pledge or surety for the performance of the articles or conditions of a treaty. Since the 19th century the taking or giving of hostages has been scarcely known in the relations of modern communities except in criminal activities, but was formerly almost universal, and many questions in the law of nations arose out of...
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hostage

Person taken prisoner as a means of exerting pressure on a third party, usually with threats of death or injury. In 1979, 63 staff members of the US embassy in Tehran were taken by the Iranians. Following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait August 1990, about 9,000 Westerners were held in Kuwait and Iraq; they were gradually released later that year. ...
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Hostage

A hostage is a person or entity which is held by one of two belligerent parties to the other or seized as security for the carrying out of an agreement, or as a preventive measure against certain acts of war. However, in contemporary usage, it means someone who is seized by a criminal abductor in order to compel another party such as a relative, e...
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Hostage

[electronic musician] Alan Robert Parley, better known by his stage name Hostage, is a Scottish electronic music producer. He is currently signed to British talent agency Primary Talent International and is affiliated with various record labels, most notably Black Butter Records. Hostage is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. ...
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