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hos•tage



Pronunciation: (hos'tij), [key]
n., v., -taged, -tag•ing.


n.
1. a person given or held as security for the fulfillment of certain conditions or terms, promises, etc., by another.
2. Archaic.a security or pledge.
3. Obs.the condition of a hostage.

v.t.
to give (someone) as a hostage: He was hostaged to the Indians.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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