Capture
Capture Cap"ture, n. [L. capture, fr. caper to take: cf. F. capture. See {Caitiff}, and cf. {aptive}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of seizing by force, or getting possession of by superior power or by stratagem; as, the capture of an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal. [1913 Webster]

Even with regard to captures made at sea. --Bluckstone. [1913 Webster]

2. The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction. [1913 Webster]

3. The thing taken by force, surprise, or stratagem; a prize; prey.

Syn: Seizure; apprehension; arrest; detention. [1913 Webster]


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  • capture — CAPTURE. s. f. Prise au corps. Il ne se dit guère que d Un homme arrêté pour dettes, ou pour crime, par ordre de Justice. Ce sergent a fait deux captures ce matin. On a pris un fameux voleur, c est une belle capture. [b]f♛/b] On le dit… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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