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Noun
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
“His petition drive to outlaw such a job action gave voice to voters who were unhappy at having their transit system held hostage.”
Noun
A person who has been taken prisoner or an animal that has been confined
Noun
A person or group which is used or controlled by another
Noun
A person who takes responsibility for another's performance of an undertaking
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