An organization or department responsible for providing security by enforcing laws, rules, and regulations as well as maintaining order.
One, such as a prisoner of war, who is forcibly confined, subjugated, or enslaved.
Anything given as security, as for a debt, performance of an action, etc.; pledge; guaranty
A goat over the head of which the high priest of the ancient Jews confessed the sins of the people on the Day of Atonement, after which it was allowed to escape: Lev. 16:7-26
An item of property given as security for a debt or performance.
A promise or assurance, especially one given in writing, that attests to the quality or durability of a product or service.
(--- Law) One who accepts liability for another's debts, defaults of obligations, etc.
Find another word for hostage. In this page you can discover 12 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hostage, like: security, sacrificial victim, guaranty, prisoner, captive, pawn, scapegoat, victim of a kidnapping, pledge, guarantee and captor.