Meaning & Definition of Captivity in English
1. The state of being imprisoned
- "He was held in captivity until he died"
- "The imprisonment of captured soldiers"
- "His ignominious incarceration in the local jail"
- "He practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"
- captivity ,
- imprisonment ,
- incarceration ,
2. The state of being a slave
- "So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity"--shakespeare
- enslavement ,