hostage

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From Old French hostage (Old French: hoste + -age)

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hostage (plural hostages)

  1. 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.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French hoste + -age.

Noun[edit]

hostage m (oblique plural hostages, nominative singular hostages, nominative plural hostage)

  1. hostage

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