Definitions for captivitykæpˈtɪv ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. captivity, imprisonment, incarceration, immurement(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"

  2. enslavement, captivity(noun)

    the state of being a slave

    "So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity"--Shakespeare

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  1. captivity(Noun)

    The state of being captive.

  2. captivity(Noun)

    A group of people/beings captive.

  3. captivity(Noun)

    The state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved.

  4. Origin: Form of captive, from the Middle English captive, from the Latin captivus. Entered into the English lexicon around 14c.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Captivity(noun)

    the state of being a captive or a prisoner

  2. Captivity(noun)

    a state of being under control; subjection of the will or affections; bondage

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  1. Captivity

    Captivity is a 2007 horror thriller film directed by Roland Joffé, based on a screenplay by Larry Cohen and Joseph Tura, and starring Elisha Cuthbert. The film centers on two people who have been abducted and driven mad.


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