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Captive (7)


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'captive' is the definition.
(I know that hostage is a type of captive)

This is the entire clue.

(Other definitions for hostage that I've seen before include "Prisoner - pawn" , "Prisoner held as surety" , "One held as security" , "Prisoner held as security" , "One held for ransom" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent, The Irish Independent and The Sun.
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