Stockholm syndrome

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Stockholm syndrome

n.
A psychological syndrome in which a person being held captive begins to identify with and grow sympathetic to his or her captor, simultaneously becoming unsympathetic towards the police or other authorities.

[After Stockholmwhere a hostage in a 1973 bank robbery became romantically attached to one of her captors.]

Stockholm syndrome

n
(Psychology) a psychological condition in which hostages or kidnap victims become sympathetic towards their captors
[C20: after a group of hostages in Stockholm in 1973]
Translations
Stockholm-Syndrom