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Categories: Wikipedia articles incorporating text from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Wikipedia articles incorporating a citation from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica with Wikisource reference, Terrorism tactics, Kidnapping, Hostage taking
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hostage  surety  hostage crisis  hostage-taker  hostage-taking
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A prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms WordNet 3.0
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A prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
A hostage is a person seized by an abductor in order to compel another party, one which places a high value on the liberty, well-being and safety of the person seized—such as a relative, employer, law enforcement, or government—to act, or refrain from acting, in a certain way, often under threat of serious physical harm or death to the hostage after expiration of an ultimatum. Wikipedia
Person or entity held by a captor. Wikipedia Disambiguation
Act of taking and holding a hostage or hostages Wikidata
Person/entity held by a belligerent party to another or seized for carrying out agreement Wikidata
A person or entity which is held by a captor in order to compel another party to act or refrain from acting in a particular way. OmegaWiki
A person seized in order to compel another party to act (or refrain from acting) in a certain way, because of the threat of harm to the hostage. Wiktionary
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