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Meaning & Definition of Captivity in English

English

Captivity

/kæptɪvəti/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • captivity
  • ,
  • imprisonment
  • ,
  • incarceration
  • ,
  • immurement

2. The state of being a slave

  • "So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity"--shakespeare
    synonym:
  • enslavement
  • ,
  • captivity