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Noun: captivity  kap'ti-vu-tee
  1. The state of being imprisoned
    "he was held in captivity until he died";
    - imprisonment, incarceration, immurement
  2. The state of being a slave
    "So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity";
    - enslavement

Derived forms: captivities

Type of: confinement, subjection, subjugation

Encyclopedia: Captivity