Definition of Stockholm syndrome in English:
Feelings of trust or affection felt in many cases of kidnapping or hostage-taking by a victim towards a captor.
- The tone of the article might lead one to believe that she is a victim of Stockholm syndrome, but her pre-kidnap views appear to have placed her in the corner of her captors as well.
- He may also be suffering from the political equivalent of Stockholm syndrome, where a victim comes to identify with the objectives of his captors.
- Another common complication in hostage situations is a human defense mechanism called the Stockholm syndrome, in which hostages come to empathize with the captors and their cause.
1970s: with reference to a bank robbery in Stockholm.
Definition of Stockholm syndrome in:
- US English dictionary
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