Cap*tiv"i*ty (?), n. [L. captivitas: cf. F. captivit'e.]
The state of being a captive or a prisoner.
More celebrated in his captivity that in his greatest triumphs.
A state of being under control; subjection of the will or affections; bondage.
Sink in the soft captivity together.
Syn. -- Imprisonment; confinement; bondage; subjection; servitude; slavery; thralldom; serfdom.
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