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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: hostage (0.00941 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to hostage.
English → Indonesian (quick) Definition: hostage sandera
English → English (WordNet) Definition: hostage hostage n : a prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms [syn: surety]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Hostage Hostage \Hos"tage\, n. [OE. hostage, OF. hostage, ostage, F. [^o]tage, LL. hostaticus, ostaticum, for hospitaticum, fr. L. hospes guest, host. The first meaning is, the state of a guest, hospitality; hence, the state of a hostage (treated as a guest); and both these meanings occur in Old French. See Host a landlord.] 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. [1913 Webster] Your hostages I have, so have you mine; And we shall talk before we fight. --Shak. [1913 Webster] He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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