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    captivity - Dictionary definition and meaning for word captivity

    (noun) the state of being imprisoned
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (noun) the state of being a slave
    Synonyms : enslavement
    Example Sentence
    • So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity
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