hostage definition

  • noun:
    • one held by one party in a conflict as protection that specified terms will likely to be met by the opposing celebration.
    • the one that serves as sureity against an implied danger: superpowers presented hostage together by their atomic arsenals.
    • One that is controlled by the demands of some other: "National policies may not be made hostage to another countryā€¯ ( Alan D. Romberg).
    • A person provided as a pledge or safety for the performance for the conditions of a treaty or stipulations of any sort, in the overall performance which the person is usually to be circulated.
    • an individual given as a pledge or protection the performance associated with the problems of a treaty or stipulations of any kind, in the performance which the person is to be circulated.
    • one offered or held as a pledge of or safety for the overall performance of specific terms, as those of a treaty, or perhaps the satisfaction of specific demands.
    • something offered as a pledge.
    • An inn; a lodging.
    • a prisoner who is held by one-party to guarantee that another party will satisfy specified terms
  • others:
    • to provide as a hostage.

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