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  • The state of being captive.
  • (Obsolete) A group of people/beings captive.
  • The state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Cap*tiv"i*ty (?), n. [L. captivitas: cf. F. captivité.] 1. The state of being a captive or a prisoner.

More celebrated in his captivity that in his greatest triumphs.
Dryden.

2. A state of being under control; subjection of the will or affections; bondage.

Sink in the soft captivity together.
Addison.

Syn. -- Imprisonment; confinement; bondage; subjection; servitude; slavery; thralldom; serfdom.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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