Associations to the word «Hostage»

Wiktionary

HOSTAGE, noun. 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.
HOSTAGE NEGOTIATOR, noun. (politics) (legal) A person who negotiates with a person, or groups of persons, for the release of a person, or groups of persons.
HOSTAGE NEGOTIATORS, noun. Plural of hostage negotiator
HOSTAGE TAKER, noun. Alternative spelling of hostage-taker
HOSTAGE TAKERS, noun. Plural of hostage taker

Dictionary definition

HOSTAGE, noun. A prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms.

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche