Cap*tiv"i*ty (?), n. [L. captivitas: cf. F. captivit'e.]

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.

 

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