Associations to the word «Captivity»


CAPTIVITY, noun. The state of being captive.
CAPTIVITY, noun. (obsolete) A group of people/beings captive.
CAPTIVITY, noun. The state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved.

Dictionary definition

CAPTIVITY, noun. 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, noun. The state of being a slave; "So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity"--Shakespeare.

Wise words

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