Captivity

Cap*tiv"i*ty

(?), n. [L. captivitas: cf. F. captivit.] 1. The state of being a captive or a prisoner.
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More celebrated in his captivity that in his greatest triumphs.
Dryden.
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2. A state of being under control; subjection of the will or affections; bondage.
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Sink in the soft captivity together.
Addison.

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