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Captivity - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Captivity' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Captivity [ n.]
- The state of being a captive or a prisoner.
- A state of being under control; subjection of the will or affections; bondage.

Meaning of 'Captivity' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . captivity [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the state of being imprisoned
Example in sentence:
  • he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon;
  • he was held in captivity until he died;
  • his ignominious incarceration in the local jail;
  • the imprisonment of captured soldiers
Meaning (2):
- the state of being a slave
Example in sentence:
  • So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity