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Dictionary definition for: Captivity

1. (n) 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. (n) 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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